In this episode of the Privacy Matters podcast series, I am joined by Tom Cornelius - a cybersecurity expert whose company, ComplianceForge, has been selected by CIO Review Magazine as one of the Top 20 Cybersecurity Compliance Providers for both 2017 and 2018. 
 
In our conversation, Tom speaks about his progression from Commissioned Officer in the US Armed Forces to cyber consulting, and shares his insight about: 
⦁ some of the key governance, risk and compliance issues associated with deploying IoT technologies in smart city environments, and
⦁ the misconception in the IoT deployment space that privacy and security are the same thing.
 
We also chat about the Secure Controls Framework (SCF), which is a practical cybersecurity and privacy resource developed by Tom in collaboration with a group of security and privacy volunteers. It’s good stuff!
 
 
  Tom Cornelius is Senior Partner at ComplianceForge, an industry leading cybersecurity service provider. Tom is also the founder and lead contributor for the Secure Controls Framework (SCF).
 
Tom’s philosophy is that “technology without strategy is chaos”. With a proven record of building and leading successful technology teams, Tom delivers results. He offers hands-on leadership, technical skills, business acumen and a thorough understanding of cybersecurity operations, Governance-Risk-Compliance (GRC) and privacy. 
 
mattTom spent a decade in the US Army as a Commissioned Officer. While he was a rated aviator and flew Blackhawk helicopters around the world, he also served in numerous staff roles as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). He left the military to focus on cybersecurity, and his extensive operational repertoire includes standing up Nike’s first 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC). Specialising in GRC, Tom has held director-level roles within Fortune 500 companies, including Nike and Cognizant.