IBM's security services business leader Darren Argyle has been elected to join the board of the Jericho Forum.

An active member within the Jericho Forum for the last five years contributing to its goal of promoting confidence and operational efficiency for businesses operating in de-perimeterised environments, including the cloud, Argyle is a CISSP and CISM at IBM Security Services.

With over 15 years' experience in the information security industry, Argyle is a member of many other leading independent information security associations, including (ISC)2, ISACA and IISP, and represents IBM on both global and UK external security forums, including the Information Security Forum and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.

He said: “Since its inception, the Jericho Forum has always emphasised the need for technology vendors and users to work together effectively and securely. At IBM we have long recognised that such a collaborative approach is essential – especially for gaining the most value from cloud-based technologies.

“At the same time, the new risks associated with cloud infrastructures require proper security processes to be in place, supported by an industry-tested, best practice approach. Key Jericho Forum initiatives such as the Self Assessment Scheme programme are geared to promoting such an approach, which is one of the many reasons why I'm pleased to join the board of management and support what I consider to be ground-breaking work.”