Thursday, 02 August 2012 Theale, Reading, UK, Thursday 2nd August 2012: Integralis Ltd., a global provider of IT Security and Information Risk Management solutions, today announces the appointment of Mick Ebsworth to the position of Information Security Consulting Practice Director (UK). This appointment strengthens Integralis’ ability to expand its portfolio of services and to continue to offer leading edge advice.
Mick will lead Integralis’ security consulting practices to deliver Information Security and Governance, Risk and Compliance. These practices enable customers to meet the on-going challenges of reducing IT costs, while managing risk, meeting growing regulatory demands and demonstrating they are taking appropriate security measures.
Mick’s experience in IT security business and technology management is extensive spanning 20 years. Prior to taking up the position with Integralis, he was the Global Chief Security Officer for Infrastructure Service at Capgemini. While there he held senior leadership roles driving client requirements through innovative solutions and business transformation for organisations facing security challenges. Previously, Mick established and built up highly successful security functions in the banking and health insurance industries.
At Integralis, Mick will be growing the Security Consulting Practice – expanding the portfolio of services and developing organisational capability to ensure that Integralis continues to be at the forefront of IT security.
Tom Salkield, Head of Professional Services, Integralis UK, said: “Integralis continues to expand its provision of IT Security and Information Risk Management solutions worldwide. Mick has an excellent understanding of the business challenges that our clients are facing and has the security technology expertise to build on the success of the Integralis Consulting Practice. With Mick on board, we look forward to continuing the great work that led to our Managed Security Services (MSS) being rated ‘Strong Positive’ in the Gartner MarketScope for Managed Security Services (MSS) in Europe* report, 2011.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mick Ebsworth, added, “Security has always been key to business success and although over time the techniques have changed to maintain pace with technological advances, the basic principles remain; Am I safe? Can I grow? How do I prevent those trying to stop me or steal from me? Getting your security strategy right is a critical element in enabling sustainable business growth. I am thrilled to be joining Integralis at this time; they have phenomenal depth of expertise and I am looking forward to working with the team to help businesses meet their growth expectations through addressing their security challenges.”
*Gartner, Inc., MarketScope for Managed Security Services in Europe, Carsten Casper, October 24, 2011.
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Integralis provides IT Security and Information Risk Management solutions on a global basis. We deliver a portfolio of managed security, business infrastructure, consulting and technology integration services. We help organizations lower IT costs and increase the depth of security protection, compliance and service availability. Integralis is headquartered in Ismaning, Germany and part of the NTT Communications Group, owned by NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. For more information, visit www.integralis.com.
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