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MAXfocus Welcomes Security Lead Ian Trump

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:00

DURHAM, N.C. – October 01, 2014 – LogicNow today announced that MAXfocus has welcomed seasoned security lead, Ian Trump to its team as its security consultant and subject matter expert.

Trump holds an ITIL v3 Foundation certification and has 20 years of experience in information technology and IT security. The highly experienced security leader comes to MAXfocus from Octopi Managed Services Inc., where he served as Chief Technology Officer. His combined experience in law enforcement, non-profit and private industry provides a well-rounded view of IT security, and perspective into a variety of industry-specific challenges. 

“Ian’s experience as a security professional and his involvement as an active member of the global security community means that he understands the most pressing security issues facing organizations today,” said Dr. Alistair Forbes, General Manager of LogicNow. “His deep knowledge across a range of industries will help us to improve further our focus on providing customers with top level support and expertise to help them grow their businesses in the rapidly-evolving and growing managed security space.” 

Trump serves as a board member of the Canadian Cyber Defense Challenge and IC2, and as an editorial review board member for the EDP Audit, Control, and Security newsletter. He also previously managed all IT projects for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a project largely focused on security.

“Everyone benefits from a more secure environment, and investments in security have a measurable impact on business efficiency and profitability,” said Trump. “I am delighted to be joining MAXfocus and to have the opportunity to help our customers and partners understand the value security tools and services bring to Managed Service Providers and their clients.”

“Ian’s deep links in the security research community gives him an unrivalled platform from which to help customers solve their toughest IT security challenges, and  provide the best possible security plans and solutions to fit each of their customers’ unique set of needs,” said Forbes.  

From 1989 to 1992, Trump served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch. In 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013. He has served with the Canadian Forces Military Police and spent a year with the RCMP Criminal Intelligence Analysis Unit. 

MAXfocus is the most successful Managed Service Provider (MSP) platform in the world with 10,000+ customers across more than 100 countries. MAXfocus’ partner community helps promote collaboration, education and innovation among the Partners and among the industry as a whole. The community ensures partners have access to business, technology and market resources, and are utilizing the MAXfocus Platform to achieve positive growth, enhance their offerings and become best-in-class solution providers.