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Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University

Georg Thomas is an Information Security, Privacy and Data Ethics expert based in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 20 years of professional experience in information technology and security in Australia and the United States and specialises in Data Protection and Privacy.

Georg has a Doctorate in Information Technology, a Master of Management (Information Technology) from Charles Sturt University and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Learning and Teaching) from Deakin.

Georg is a Certified Professional Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS Snr CP (Cyber Security)), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), GIAC Certified, Certified ISO27001 Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer, and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He is a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Profession Advisory Board Ethics Committee.


  • 2019–present
    Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
  • 2021–present
    Senior Manager, Data Protection & Privacy, Deloitte
  • 2017–2021
    National Security & Risk Manager, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • 2015–2017
    Experienced Manager, Business Risk Services, Grant Thornton LLP
  • 2013–2015
    Director, Information Security Management, Kraft Kennedy Inc


  • 2022 
    Deakin, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Learning & Teaching)
  • 2020 
    Charles Sturt University, Doctor of Information Technology
  • 2012 
    Charles Sturt University, Master of Management (Information Technology)

Professional Memberships

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)