Joost Houwen

Western Practice Leader, Information Technology Security
Grant Thornton LLP

JOOSTHOUWEN, asWestern Practice Leader for Information Security Services at Grant Thornton,Joost Houwen has been involved with organizations in a variety of industries,assisting them with a range of information technology and security projects.Joost has a passion for effective security and is sought out by clients lookingfor a practical perspective on information security or compliance. With over 15years of professional IT experience, Joost?s areas of expertise includestrategy, policy development, process improvement and program management. Joostis a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CertifiedInformation Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Payment Card Industry (PCI) QualifiedSecurity Assessor (QSA). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and GraduateDiploma in Business Administration. Joost is a member of the InformationSystems and Control Association (ISACA) and the International InformationSystems Security Certification Consortium (ISC). Joost has also been involvedin a variety of security professional and grass roots organizations where heactively worked to bring the local security community together.