On June 23rd we were joined by Mr. Kevin Mobley of the Ian Thomas Group. With the focus of Cyber Security this month in the Chamber of Commerce, the GMSDC wanted to highlight the real threats and benefits involved in securing organizational data. A veteran in the security space, we could not have chosen a better candidate than Mr. Kevin Mobley to speak on the evolution of cyber security throughout the years, and best practices for companies of any size.
Knowledge about your company’s cyber and software security, Mobley says, is not something CEO’s have the luxury of being absolved from knowing these days. CEO’s need to be aware of just how important it is to keep their systems secure, how to keep them secure, as well as where the real dangers lie.
Mr. Mobley talks to us about his fascinating real-life experiences with major organizations, banks, federal agencies, and small businesses alike. Through an extensive tenure in development and IT, he has seen the results of bad security- from stock prices falling, loss of confidence, to stakeholder pull-out, the cautionary stories are varied, and plenty, he warns.
A huge proponent of being pro-active and building checks and balances into your systems to secure your accounts, whether that be your personal email accounts, your software, or your hardware, the take away from this segment is clear: identifying the weaknesses in your system should be every company’s imperative.
Kevin Mobley / The Ian Thomas Group, LLC
Kevin Mobley is a Six Sigma Black Belt with over twenty years of experience creating software systems for Fortune 1000 companies in the entertainment, financial services, government, retail and travel sectors. Kevin Mobley is the Chief Executive Officer of The Ian Thomas Group, LLC (ITg). ITG provides strategic and tactical software performance engineering and deployment services to organizations deploying complex software systems — solving the types of complex performance problems that have recently plagued Healthcare.gov.
The services of The Ian Thomas Group are being leveraged by Bank of America, Capital One and AT&T during the replacement and management of their enterprise software. Engineering teams led by Mr. Mobley have managed the performance engineering of complex multi‐tier systems of more than 100 customer implementations. Mr. Mobley’s teams have rewritten the core components of software architectures with increases in performance of several by more than 1300%.
Mr. Mobley has a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from George Mason University and Masters of Science in Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.