Philippe Courtot and other industry luminaries to direct Jericho Forum initiatives in 2009
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - January 15, 2009 - Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, announces CEO Philippe Courtot has been elected to the Board of Management (BoM) of the Jericho Forum (http://www.jerichoforum.org). Philippe joins industry luminaries from AstraZeneca, Boeing, BP, Capgemini, Dresdner Kleinwort and Eli Lilly on the governing board.
The Jericho Forum began in 2004 when a group of global corporate CISOs came together informally to discuss an issue that no one was addressing – de-perimeterization – the erosion of the network perimeter. The Jericho Forum is dedicated to the idea that success in today’s business environment is dependant upon the ability to collaborate and conduct business by enabling the secure flow of data over the Internet. In 2009, the Jericho Forum will focus its efforts on securing cloud computing.
“We welcome Philippe Courtot to the BoM as we are certain that his passion and knowledge in the cloud computing space will make a valuable contribution to the Jericho Forum initiatives in 2009,” said fellow board member Paul Simmonds.
Qualys, now in its fourth year as a founding Jericho Forum member, originally aligned with the organization to collaborate with industry thought leaders and technologists to better understand how to plan effective responses to the effects of de-perimeterization.
“The Jericho Forum has evolved into an international IT security thought-leadership group dedicated to defining ways to deliver secure, effective IT solutions that match the increasing business demands in an open, Internet-driven, globally networked world,” said Philippe Courtot, Qualys CEO. “I’m proud to be elected to the Jericho Forum Board of Management and look forward to working with its members to define a blueprint for enterprise cloud computing that will allow all of us to operate securely in the cloud.”
Jericho Forum is an international IT security thought-leadership group dedicated to defining ways to deliver effective IT security solutions that will match the increasing business demands for secure IT operations in our open, Internet-driven, globally networked world. Members include multinational corporate user organizations, major security vendors, solutions providers, and academics, working together to:
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