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Dimension Data Secures Future with New Appointment

  • 06 December, 2006 14:13

<p>Darren O’Loughlin appointed General Manager, Security for Dimension Data</p>
<p>Dimension Data has announced the appointment of Darren O’Loughlin as general manager, security. O’Loughlin has been with Dimension Data since 2003 and, prior to his appointment as general manager, was the company’s Southern Region security practice manager.</p>
<p>As general manager, security, O’Loughlin is responsible for managing and continually developing Dimension Data’s security practice. He also acts in a consulting capacity to assist clients across the entire range of their security requirements from risk, compliance and technical consulting, through to technology integration, training and managed services.</p>
<p>”I am really looking forward to setting the directions of Dimension Data’s security business in Australia, as well as collaborating with my colleagues in other regions,” said Darren O’Loughlin, general manager, security, Dimension Data.</p>
<p>“We already have one of the strongest and most capable IT security teams in this country, and I would like to see the growth we have experienced over the past few years continue into the foreseeable future.”</p>
<p>Darren brings to the role extensive experience in computer forensics and information technology investigations from his 16 years with the Victoria Police Force as a detective in the Computer Crime Squad. In this role he conducted computer crime investigations involving network security breaches, and the destruction and theft of data, the majority of which ended with successful criminal prosecutions. These key experiences have provided real world perspectives on security policies, security controls, and incident response procedures across an extensive range of industry profiles for IT risk management.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Dimension Data, Darren was employed as a director at a professional services firm Ernst &amp; Young, where he was responsible for security consultancy services for Fortune 500 companies. As part of this role, Darren was the chief Asia-Pacific instructor responsible for the formal training of internal security professionals and clients involved in IT security and risk management.</p>
<p>“Darren has been instrumental in growing the security business as Victorian security practice manager for Dimension Data. I am very pleased to announce his promotion to general manager, security and have every confidence that Darren will drive excellence within our growing security team,” said Dave D’Aprano, national solutions and services director, Dimension Data.</p>
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<p>About Dimension Data</p>
<p>Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT) is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact centre technologies and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to create customised client solutions.</p>

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