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Plan ahead. “Experts say that it’s not about if you get cyber attacked, it’s about when,” says Jeff Thomson, President and CEO at the Institute of Management Accountants. Having your lines of defense in place ahead of time provides a level of assurance so that when a cyberattack occurs, your organization is prepared.

Jeffrey C. Thomson

CMA, CSCA, CAE, IMA President and CEO

Jeffrey C. Thomson is president and CEO of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants). Since assuming this position in 2008, Thomson led the development of a strategy resulting in IMA becoming one of the fastest growing accounting associations in the world, with double-digit growth in its CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program for the past five years. Prior to joining IMA, Thomson worked at AT&T for more than two decades where he served in various financial, strategic, and operational roles, including CFO of an $18 billion dollar business unit. Thomson served as COSO board member from 2006 to December, 2011, during a period when COSO experienced growth in influential thought leader pieces and launched the internal controls refresh initiative.