About the Speaker
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    Karla Thomas
    Threat Detection, Investigation & Incident Response Leader, Lear Corporation

    IT executive with over 20 years of achievement in collaborating closely with business leadership, leveraging technology to support business initiatives and in leading, developing and mentoring IT colleagues in multiple disciplines. Diverse background encompasses leadership roles across training, support, infrastructure, audit and security domains as well as project management. Excels in bridging the gap between IT and the business and recognized as a thought leader having spoken at key CISO and CIO events. Board reporting, risk management, data privacy, cyber security, security awareness training, internal controls and audit are key areas of skill and expertise. Achievements include a zero concern, deviation, deficiency external General Computing Controls (GCC) audit; an increase from 29% to 100% in site infrastructure compliance five years after implementing a site infrastructure audit program.