Matthew Thomson Joins as M3’s Director of Cyber Liability

Matthew Thomson recently joined M3 as the director of cyber liability. In his role, he is responsible for sales support, market relations, training, and thought leadership within the cyber, media, and technology error and omissions (E&O) lines of coverage. Thomson also oversees and develops M3’s cyber book of business. In serving as a cyber security strategist and advisor, he helps clients mitigate cyber exposures through preventative controls and formal risk transfer mechanisms.

His broad experience and leadership skills make him an ideal addition to M3’s property & casualty team. Prior to M3, Thomson gained industry experience as the cyberspace operations officer for the U.S. Air Force and lead of cybersecurity for Breakthrough and Community First Credit Union. In addition, Thomson was a principal architect and gained expertise in incident response, cyber risk, compliance frameworks, security awareness, and training. He is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN). Thomson earned his master’s degree in information assurance from the University of Maryland Global Campus and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Marquette University.

Thomson is actively involved in the industry & the Fox Valley area. He is the founder of the local Cybersecurity Meetup (920Sec) and a planning committee member for the Grassr00tz security conference. Thomson also enjoys coaching flag football for Howard Suamico Youth Sports.

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