Lead Information Security Analyst, Target
Derek Thomas is a lead information security analyst on Target Corporation’s Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. After graduating college, Derek joined the US Army as an active duty intelligence officer where he developed a passion for intelligence analysis. After the military he worked as a contractor in Washington D.C supporting the FBI Cyber Division producing strategic written products and assisting with law enforcement’s pursuit of financially motivated cybercriminals. Thomas has since earned a variety of cybersecurity certifications and his Master’s in homeland security from Penn State, and chose to join Target’s CTI team in March 2018. He currently lives in the suburbs of Minneapolis with his wife, son and golden retriever.