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January 15, 2018

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Christy Thomas


Passport No

will be provided on request


Father’s Name

P.K. Thomas


Permanent Address

Kozhencheri, Kerala, India,


Contact Telephone #



‘Email’ address


Civil Status

Indian /Married


Personal Traits

Optimistic, Outgoing,

Energetic & Strong Leadership Potential

Effective Decision-Making,

First-rate communication skills

Ability to Adapt to Changing Priorities

Well versed with industrial Control Systems Network Security.

Process Safety knowledge of Oil & Gas facilities.

Six Sigma Green Belt Project Lead

Functional Safety (FS) Engineer (TÜV Rhineland)

IEC 62443 Standards – Completed ISA training.

CISCO switches: Completed CCNA training



English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil

and basic Arabic


Employment Status

Senior Process Control Systems Engineer.

Industrial Control Systems Network Security Administrator.



CEOs Key Contributor Award, ‘Exceed Requirement Annual performance rating, Employee of the Quarter (multiple times),


Computers & Control Systems

1.Process Control Network (industrial IT) security

2.Excellent knowledge - Microsoft Office

3.SAP Application

4.Primavera & MS project

5.Control Sys: DCS & Triconex SIS, AB, Siemens PLC.

6.DCS (Honeywell Experion)


Work Experience

Working in process industries since 1985


Professional Qualification Engineering Degree (B.E) - Instrumentation & Process Control, Mysore University-India

Post Graduation MBA, e-commerce, Washington International University, PA, USA (A Grade)

Professional Certification FS Eng (TÜV Rhineland, # 6190/13, SIS) (TÜV Certified Functional Safety Engineer)

Project Certification Six Sigma Green Belt Project Lead (GBPL)

WORK EXPERIENCE (since year 1996 till date)

1.Facility EQUATE Petrochemical Co, Kuwait

2.Designation Sr. Engineer (Process Control /Automation) &

ICS Network Security Administrator

3.Key Responsibilities

1.For the Industrial Control Systems Network (ICSN):

a.Developed the ICS network from scratch to matured secured system. Led the efforts to ensured there’s no malware infections causing production loss for the past 9 years.

b.Coordinated to create a ICS security experts network among the Kuwait K-companies.

c.Risk Management and Assessment

d.Develop ICS Security Risk Management Framework aligned with NIST ICS framework

e.Develop ICS security assurance strategy

f.Define the defense-in-depth architecture

g.Develop ICS-Security Policies and Procedures; Following IEC 62443 security standards. (ISA international standards)

h.Security program development and deployment

i.Analysis of ICS security impact on business

j.Network topology – conceptual design, final design, hardware (CISCO switches, servers etc) and implementation

k.Coordinate cross functional training for OT & IT engineers of ICS team.

l.Inventorying ICS Systems and networks assets

m.Perform risk assessment and Implement the Security Controls

n.Implement Network Segmentation and Segregation

o.Define fire wall policies for next gen Palo Alto firewall between IT & ICSN

p.Redundancy and Fault Tolerance

q.End security assurance.

r.Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) - Monitoring, Logging, and Auditing

s.Incident Detection, Response, and System Recovery

t.Security hardening of ICS and user Authentication

u.Removable media protection

v.Physical and environmental protection & privacy controls

2.Functioned as Project Leader - Honeywell DCS migration from TPS to Experion

3.Project Lead - Emergency Audible Alarm Systems for 8 Petrochemical manufacturing facilities.

4.Six Sigma Project Leader (GBPL) –projects and process implementation following Lean six sigma methodology


a.Process Controls & Automation, Substation control systems / SCADA

b.ICSN Cyber Security Policy Administration & Management

6.Project Value improvement analysis (VIP process)

7.Function as integrated support center to maximize economic profit, asset reliability & business performance.

8.Mentor, Train & Coach Subject Matter Expert (SME). (Fully developed 3 fresh Kuwaiti engineers with certification to function as control systems engineer and ICS coordinator)

9.Reliability improvement and assure availability of ICS network nodes.

10.Lead Auditor – EHS & Certified Auditor – ISO Quality systems

11.Develop Control systems obsolescence (Life Cycle Management) strategies.

4.Expertise Highlights:

1.Subject matter Expert - Process Control Network (Industrial IT) Cyber Security.

2.Project Leads – Project design, Procurement & Commissioning.

3.BSI certified internal ISO auditor

4.Kuwait Ministry Certified Radiation Survey Officer – for Nuclear instrumentation

5.Certified Electrical Engineer – Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.


1.Employer Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL/ISG), Bangalore, India

2.Duration From 1988 to 1996, as Senior Engineer

3.Key Responsibilities Business development, Design and Commission variable speed

AC and DC variable speed electrical drives. Substation control systems & ‘Static V.A.R compensation for 33 KV and 11 KV electrical power Grids


1.Employer J K Synthetics Ltd, Kota, India. (3 Years)

2.Duration From 1986 to 1988 (3 Years) as Instrument & Control Engineer

3.Key Responsibilities For Polyester Staple Fiber processing plant;

a.Ensure availability of Process Controls & Automation

b.Furnace controls and instrumentation

c.Nuclear instrumentation

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