Forrester’s Security Forum EMEA

Information security specialist, Henk Van der Heijden, speaks on Control and Management of Security at 3.15pm on Wednesday 2nd April at Forrester's Security Forum EMEA, The Netherlands.

Comsec Consulting, a leading information security consulting firm, will be outlining the challenges faced by businesses to remain 'in control' of security as it presents at Forrester's Security Forum EMEA on Transformation and Excellence in Security & Risk Management on 2nd and 3rd April 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Henk Van der Heijden, the company's Managing Director in The Netherlands, will be outlining the challenges faced by enterprises and SMEs to remain transparent in their control of security within an internal or outsourced environment. Mr Van der Heijden will highlight the importance of the management cycle and its place within corporate policy, which has an impact on the business, its customers, its employees and the law.

Comsec' presentation will take place at 3.15pm on Wednesday 2nd April 2008. Forrester's Security Forum EMEA 2008 offers security and risk practitioners the opportunity to share innovative best practices and experiences in preparing for tomorrow's security challenges. Other confirmed speakers include Andrew Strong, Global Security Officer, Unilever; Nick Bleech, IT Security Director, Rolls Royce UK and Pascal Lointier, IS Risks Advisor, AIG.

Henk Van der Heijden explains Comsec's views on the current challenges, 'To maintain compliance with new laws and regulations, those responsible for IT have been forced to rethink the way that they control their data security measures. The assurance of integrity and confidentiality of data is imperative as internal and external threats adapt in their sophistication and prove to be a tremendous threat. Every business should be underlying its corporate policy with organisation, management and technical controls.'

In addition, Mr Van der Heijden will address the future role of technology in combating security and provide delegates with important information to design a framework which will enable a measurable, secure response to their internal and external requirements.

Background information – Henk Van der Heijden, Managing Director of Comsec in the Benelux: Mr. Van der Heijden joined Comsec in 2004 and is the Managing Director of Comsec's operation in The Netherlands. In his current role Henk is responsible to run the Benelux operations and to leverage the growth of Comsec Consulting in Europe. Henk also is involved in Strategic customers to be their Trusted Advisor with regards to Information Security and Risk Management programs.

Henk is an Information Security professional with over 20 years experience in Information Technology Services, his last position being with EDS. In his latest role with EDS, he was responsible as Director of Managed Security Services, EDS Security, Privacy and Business Continuity Services, leading all developments and rollout of services for EDS clients in all areas of Managed Security Services.

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