Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) – October 6, 2008 – International business hosting services firm, LeaseWeb, has appointed the co-founder of INHOPE, the European Association of Internet Hotlines,
Alex de Joode, as its Security Officer.
As Security Officer, Mr. de Joode will engage in combating cybercrime as well as monitoring the extensive hosting network of LeaseWeb. In this role he will report directly to the Management Team of LeaseWeb.
As Security Officer De Joode will be responsible for Abuse Handling, Information Security, Business Continuity Management and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. De Joode noted, ”I have a lot of experience in abuse policy and handling abuse. But security is also a real hobby of mine. I am delighted that LeaseWeb offers me the opportunity to be involved in security in the widest sense of the word.”
The new Security Officer will also maintain contact with all the authorities involved, such as the police, Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and organizations for the protection of intellectual property. He will also supervise ISO 27001 and SAS70 certifications.
When Mr. De Joode saw the vacancy of Security Officer at LeaseWeb, he responded immediately, noting, ”The international working environment at LeaseWeb appealed to me particularly. LeaseWeb is growing fast worldwide, so chances are that I can do something for LeaseWeb in the field of hosting outside of Amsterdam one day.”
The IT technical and legal knowledge and experience De Joode brings to LeaseWeb provide him with a proper basis for his new duties. Mr. De Joode explained, ”I am familiar with UNIX, Linux, Open BSD, network and system management, for instance, and I studied law at the University of Amsterdam. Obviously, I am particularly interested in the interface between technology and law and I expect to be able to indulge in this extensively at LeaseWeb.”
Before joining LeaseWeb Alex De Joode worked as a Senior Systems Administrator with Proteon VIS, a web developer from Delft. He also worked for seven years as a Senior Network Architect with the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (Terena). Mr. De Joode describes his involvement in founding INHOPE as a contribution in the Internet industry to the balance between combating cybercrime and protecting freedom of speech. Alex de Joode started his career as an Electronic Banking Specialist with ABN AMRO Bank.
LeaseWeb is an international supplier of hosting products and services that specializes in both Microsoft and Linux, and focuses primarily on the professional market. The company is among the top 20 hosting providers in the world and provides services such as web hosting, dedicated hosting, colocated hosting, VPS and streaming, as well as technical support. LeaseWeb owns a Cisco-powered network offering a bandwidth of over 210 Gbps, which extends across five data centers in the Amsterdam region via the major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb is also present on Internet exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, New York, Vienna , Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich, Prague and Madrid. Founded in 1997, hosting provider LeaseWeb now manages 11,000 servers. Its customers include Starbucks, Hyves, Telegraaf Media Groep, Koninklijke Joh. Ensched, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AVRO, Direct Wonen, and University.
To learn more, please visit: www.leaseweb.com.