Two supplier chiefs join Jericho Forum board

Two senior representatives from the vendor community have joined the board of the Jericho Forum.

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Two senior representatives from the vendor community have joined the board of the Jericho Forum.

Philippe Courtot, chief executive at security auditing software firm Qualys, and John Arnold, chief security architect at IT services business Capgemini, will now be on the board of the security-focused user group. Their selection marks the first time a vendor has been represented on the board.

Three end-user firm bosses have also been re-elected: Paul Simmonds of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, John Meakin of oil giant BP and Andrew Yeomans of investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort. Adrian Seccombe of pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Steve Whitlock of aircraft manufacturer Boeing remain on the board.

Both Qualys and Capgemini have been members of the Jericho Forum for four years. The forum aims to help businesses with security organisation, processes and products, as well as calling for industry standards. It expects to focus closely on cloud computing this year.

Adrian Seccombe, chief information and security officer at Eli Lilly, said: "De-perimeterisation is already happening, will continue to happen and will inevitably impact virtually all networked IT systems ... Over the last four years this has had clear influence and led to many practical developments.”

Last year at the InfoSec show in London, Jericho Forum launched a blueprint to show firms how to build infrastructure for secure collaboration and Web 2.0 environments.