Joost Houwen

Western Practice Leader, IT Security, Grant Thornton LLP

As IT Security Practice Leader 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. With over 15 years of professional IT experience, Joost’s areas of expertise include strategy, policy development, process improvement and program management. Joost is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA.) He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Joost is a member of the Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA) and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC). Joost was also a past president of the CIPS Vancouver Security SIG through which he actively worked to bring the local security community together.