Distribution giant Ingram Micro has appointed Brian Verburg as manager of its European cybersecurity centre of excellence. Brian will manage the centre of excellence (COE) recently launched in the Netherlands, that extends support across Europe, including Germany, UK, France, Spain, Nordics, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland among others.
Verburg brings 25 years’ experience in the IT and security to his new role at Ingram Micro. Previously, he managed a large team of security advisors in the EMEA region in order to provide post-sales & implementation services and to support the overall managed security services (MSS) and security services advisory (SSA) for a global organisation.
Dr. Ali Baghdadi, Ingram Micro SVP and chief executive META region and EMEA cybersecurity, said: “Our commitment to becoming a global leader in cybersecurity solutions and services takes another step forward by having someone with Brian’s expertise. Brian’s technical knowledge and his pragmatic and innovative approach has enabled him to develop strong relationships between IT technology, business processes and C-level management. We have ambitious plans for the cybersecurity sector and will continue to evolve and disrupt this segment.”
Ingram Micro has invested significantly in its cybersecurity solutions and services capabilities and will continue to do so, including building several COEs to provide expertise and support around the globe. Three COEs have been established to cover the EMEA region located in Dubai, Belgrade and, the Netherlands, offering the expertise of dedicated security specialists.
In addition to these COEs, Ingram Micro has COEs in USA, Mexico and Singapore, supported by four security operating centres (SOCs) worldwide.