CALGARY, Alberta (June 30, 2014) — Long View, one of North America’s most powerful providers of IT solutions and services focusing on Hybrid IT methodology, is pleased to announce that it has placed its security practices in the very capable hands of longtime industry professional Garry Hawkings.
After spending more than 20 years developing, deploying, and leading teams dedicated to complex security technology implementations and operations, Hawkings has joined Long View (longviewsystems.com) as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective immediately.
Hawkings has worked in numerous industries, serving both public-sector and enterprise customers, and his extensive resume includes executive positions at Canadian telecommunications giants Telus and Bell.
“Garry is a true information security professional with an excellent track record developing strategic business plans, building and managing delivery teams, and ensuring that operational environments meet or exceed security service expectations,” says Robin Bell, Long View’s Chief Technology Officer.
“Garry has demonstrated his leadership ability, created security operational models for large enterprise accounts, managed technical support teams, and developed managed security services infrastructure,” adds Bell. “We look forward to seeing Garry leverage his hard-won experience and vast industry knowledge on behalf of Long View’s customers — particularly in Hybrid IT environments, which require additional consideration for security aspects such as control and location.”
In his new CISO role, Hawkings will be responsible for Long View’s security vision and practice, providing leadership and oversight while co-ordinating the development and management of Long View’s security practice.
He is recognized as a strong leader, team builder, and excellent communicator.
“It’s our job as information security professionals to remove the stigma of security being an impediment to business,” says Hawkings. “This starts with developing clear lines of communications to create security programs that align to business priorities.”
Integral to Long View’s Security Practice is Michel Oicle, Security Practice Director. Michel continues in his role as Practice Director providing architectural, product and technical leadership for our Security offerings and solution delivery, reporting to Mr. Hawkings.
ABOUT LONG VIEW: Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America with offices across the continent. With a clear focus on combining business and technology through our Hybrid IT solutions including cloud, IT infrastructure, managed services, and end user support, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like for our clients. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused…that’s Long View.
For more information:
Director of Marketing and Communications