London, UK ― February 5, 2014 ― IOActive, Inc., the leading global provider of specialist information security services, announced today that Wim Remes, managing consultant for IOActive, has been elected as Chairman of the (ISC)² Board of Directors. (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body for certified information and software security professionals in the world.
“Having Wim elected as Chairman for (ISC)² is a tremendous honour,” said Jennifer Steffens, chief executive officer for IOActive. “Wim will be a great leader for the organisation and will continue to help elevate its profile to a wider audience. We fully support his new role as Chair and encourage those who aspire to work in the security industry to engage more with the team at (ISC)².”
As chairman, Wim is tasked with furthering the member-focussed strategy adopted in 2012. Together with the board Wim will enable (ISC)² members to share knowledge and experience through (ISC)² platforms and regional events.
“It is an honour to be elected to this position and I look forward to work with the (ISC)² management and the board to serve the organisation’s membership, continuing the work of the previous Chairman Freddy Tan,” said Wim Remes. “Apart from the well-known certifications, I’m particularly passionate about supporting and developing the (ISC)² Foundation, which is responsible for the ‘Safe and Secure Online’ programme, a programme that informs young students about safe online behaviour, and awards scholarships to promising cybersecurity students. Being at the forefront of developing the next generation of information security professionals is as humbling as it is rewarding.”
About Wim Remes
As a managing consultant at IOActive, Wim Remes leverages his 15 years of security leadership experience to advise clients on reducing their risk posture by solving complex security problems and building resiliency into their organisations. Wim delivers expert guidance on reducing the high cost of IT security failures, both financially and in terms of brand reputation. Wim has deep expertise in network security, identity management, policy design, risk assessment, and penetration testing. Before joining the IOActive team, Wim was a Manager of Information Security for Ernst and Young and a Security Consultant for Bull, where he gained valuable experience building security programs for enterprise-class clients.
IOActive is a comprehensive, high-end information security services firm with a long and established pedigree in delivering elite security services to its customers. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a portfolio of specialist security services ranging from penetration testing and application code assessment through to semiconductor reverse engineering. Global 500 companies across every industry continue to trust IOActive with their most critical and sensitive security issues. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with operations in North and South America, and Europe. Visit www.ioactive.com for more information. Follow IOActive on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ioactive.