LAS VEGAS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the experts on information security for IBM® System z® and cloud computing, today announced that American International Group's former Global Information Security Officer Paul de Graaff has joined the company as chief strategy officer. De Graaff, a renowned chief information security officer in the financial services industry, brings more than 30 years of information security expertise to Vanguard's management team. He is responsible for directing Vanguard's strategies for helping enterprises secure their critical infrastructures.
"For nearly three decades, Vanguard's products and services have solved the most important security challenges of large organizations. I am pleased to join a company known worldwide for its product innovation, outstanding security software and services, and large and loyal name brand customer base," said de Graaff.
Prior to joining AIG, de Graaff was corporate information security officer at Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation and held information security consulting and management positions at IBM and UNISYS in the United States, and at IBM, ING and ABN/AMRO in Europe. He was awarded the Top 100 IT Leadership Award in 2006 by Computerworld Magazine. De Graaff has served as a trusted advisor to key security companies such as Symantec, McAfee and RSA and is an advisory board member for several startup companies in the security, mobile payment and crowdsourcing markets.
"Paul's expertise in enterprise information security and the threats affecting large organizations will provide enormous value to our customers," said Steven Ringelberg, chief operating officer at Vanguard. "We look forward to Paul's help in driving further innovations and enhancements to Vanguard's lineup of products and services."
About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals, an IBM Business Partner, provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges and deliver a rapid return on investment. With automated solutions for Audit and Compliance, Operational Security and Intrusion Management, Vanguard enables government agencies and corporations around the world to ensure continuous monitoring of System z, safeguard cloud computing secure domains, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats. Vanguard provides 24/7/365 live customer support from the United States. Support is also provided locally in other countries.
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