Derek Thomas, Principal Engineer, Target
Derek Thomas is currently a Principal Engineer supporting Target Corporation’s Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. He is also the product owner for a team of engineers that build and maintain engineering collection tools and solutions for CTI. Prior to joining Target, Derek worked as a contractor for the FBI Cyber Division in Washington D.C. and was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. He has a B.A. in philosophy from Biola University, an M.P.S. in homeland security from Penn State, and he is currently enrolled in SANS Technology Institute’s M.S. program for information security engineering.