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Press Release | Former HSBC Global Head of Information Security joins the ranks of Hitachi Systems Security
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Patrik Heuri becomes new General Manager of Hitachi Systems Security Europe to expand the company’s foothold in Europe and develop Insider Threat Management strategy

September 7, 2016 – Montreal, Canada – Hitachi Systems Security, a global IT security service provider, is proud to announce that Patrik Heuri, former Global Head of Information Security of HSBC, one of the largest banking groups in the world, has joined Hitachi Systems Security on September 1, 2016. In his role as General Manager of Hitachi Systems Security Europe, Patrik will enhance the company’s European business activities.

Prior to joining Hitachi Systems Security, Patrik Heuri has accumulated expertise in developing information security risk and data leak prevention frameworks for the financial service industry. In addition to his time at HSBC, Patrik spent 10 years at Deutsche Bank as Head of Risk and IT Compliance, and held a position as Senior Project Manager and Business Consultant at Systor SA, UBS and Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC). He graduated with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a postgraduate degree in Information Security, and a federal diploma in project management from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

“Having Patrik join the ranks of Hitachi Systems Security emphasizes our commitment to the European security market and to building a global team of experienced security experts to face today’s cybersecurity challenges”, says Ray Georges Chehata, president and CEO of Hitachi Systems Security. “Patrik’s solid academic and practical corporate IT security background will add tremendous value to our team. We are excited to welcome Patrik to the Hitachi Systems Security family, and look forward to working together to fulfill our mission of making the Internet a safer place for all”.

“I am truly thrilled about the opportunity of joining one of today’s most promising security service providers”, says Patrik Heuri, new general manager of Hitachi Systems Security Europe. “Hitachi Systems Security’s dedication to becoming an extension of the customer’s in-house security team, a trusted security partner rather than a security outsourcer, is a refreshing approach to address today’s corporate security challenges. I look forward to working with the team at Hitachi Systems Security Europe to continue to deliver excellence to the company’s existing European customers, and to expand our services in Switzerland and throughout Europe”.


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About Hitachi Systems Security

Hitachi Systems Security is a Global IT Security Service Provider who builds and delivers customized services for monitoring and protecting the most critical and sensitive IT assets in our clients’ infrastructures 24/7. With a relentless focus on risk management, and continuous improvement of our technology and incident response processes, our clients count on us to provide the right solutions for their businesses – quickly, effectively and with expertise beyond the industry standards. Our mission is to make the Internet a safer place for all, to harness the full potential of connecting people and businesses together to build trust relationships that can be the catalyst of worry-free collaboration and limitless innovation.

Being ISO 9001:2015 certified for its Managed Security Service delivery from its World Headquarters, Hitachi Systems Security is also an accredited member of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) and a Certified QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) for  Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean from the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

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