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• Information security specialist, Henk Van der Heijden, speaks for the third and final time on Internal Threats on 7th October in The Netherlands, concluding his appearance with the NetIQ European Roadshow

LONDON, UK, Under Embargo 0001 hours 7th October 2008, Comsec Consulting, a leading information security consulting firm, will be outlining the challenges faced by businesses to assess and manage their vulnerability of internal threats as it presents at the last in a series of NetIQ European seminars on 7th October in The Netherlands.

Henk Van der Heijden, the company’s European Director, will be outlining the challenges faced by enterprises and SMEs to assess their vulnerability as more and more companies are exposed to internal threats, whether caused on purpose or by mistake. This seminar is the third in a series held in Europe by NetIQ, a leading provider of comprehensive systems and security management solutions that help enterprises maximise IT service delivery and efficiency. Mr Van der Heijden has presented at all three seminars addressing a total of over 100 IT security professionals.

Comsec's presentation will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday 7th October at Holland Casino in Breda.

Henk Van der Heijden explains Comsec’s views on the current challenges, ‘The borders between insiders, meaning people within a business such as employees, and outsiders, meaning external contacts such as suppliers or customers, is blurred. Companies need to address the changing threat landscape and focus on a combination of protection, detection and response in order to protect critical assets, such as confidential company data, against fraud and misuse.’

In addition, Mr Van der Heijden will address the future role of technology in combating security and provide delegates with important information on how to effectively manage threats and 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.

Henk has earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Amsterdam.

About Comsec:

Comsec Consulting is a leading Information Security Consulting firm, helping Europe's enterprises to design and incorporate security into their information technology infrastructure. With dedicated security professionals, comprehensive methodologies and more than 20 years of security experience, Comsec provides a diverse range of services across market sectors including high-tech, telecoms, financial services and Government, amongst others. Comsec’s UK head office is in London, providing the UK's leading organisations with client-led professional services on governance, risk and compliance, application level security, ERP security and information security management. In these areas, the company provides assessments, designs, testing, evaluation, training, documentation, leadership and overall security guidance. Visit or call 020 7483 9180.

For further information, please contact:

Paula Averley
t. 020 8224 9933
m. 07766 257776

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