Who we are

Infosecprofs was founded by three Information Security experts: Kevin Henry, Leo Thrush and Rick Bellwood. Together with Marco Frijlink and Wilco Verdoold from Budeco, who are responsible for the organisation and business development, they form the basis of the company. In specific cases we will draw on our extensive international network of experts, to always assemble the exact right team for any job.

Kevin Henry is recognized as one of the Leaders in the field of Information Security worldwide. He has been involved in computers since 1976 when he was an operator on the largest minicomputer system in Canada at the time. He has since worked in many areas of Information Technology including Computer Programming, Systems Analysis and Information Technology Audit. Following 20 years in the telecommunications field, Kevin moved to a Senior Auditor position with the State of Oregon where he was a member of the Governor’s IT Security Subcommittee and performed audits on courts and court-related IT systems. The co-chair of the CBK for the CISSP and several other certifications, as well as an author with published articles in over ten books and magazines, Kevin is the principal of KMHenry Management Inc. and served until recently as the Head of Education for (ISC)2 and Vice President of ITPG, responsible for all educational systems, products and instructors for training programs. Currently Kevin is an Authorized Instructor for (ISC)2, ISACA, and BCI.
Professional Profile: For 29 years, Mr. Thrush has been information technology professional providing vision, leadership, and focus to complex enterprise programs and networks.In 2008, he joined SCIPP International as a Lead Instructor and Curriculum Manager. In his current role, Mr. Thrush is responsible for developing new educational products, including classroom curriculum and e-learning materials.
Prior Mr. Thrush held senior management roles at:

  • IT Professional Group (ITPG) – Overseeing the development and maintenance of a 75+ member ITPG Instructor Corps which delivers 500+ multi-day courses every year, Mr. Thrush also served as the
  • ITPG Chief Curriculum Architect, responsible for the overall structure of all ITPG-developed courseware
  • United States Department of Defense – As a commissioned officer, he held various information assurance and information technology roles.

His breadth of experience includes automation and telecommunications security, operations, and policy; space systems network security development, installation, and operation; security hardware and software requirements development, architectural planning and testing; strategic communications operations, and organizational structure. He is a certified expert in enterprise network security/computer network defense, telecommunications security management, communications security (COMSEC), and enterprise network engineering/security engineering. He has been a Designated Accrediting Authority (DAA) providing over ten years experience in Certification and Accreditation.

Richard Bellwood is currently working as a management consultant providing Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, and Emergency Management services to clients in the public and private sector. Prior to his retirement from the Canadian federal government, he was a Senior Advisor of the Contingency Planning and Audit Division, at Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC). As a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), he had worked as Senior Disaster Recovery Analyst and as a Project Manager of Business Continuity Planning since 1994.
Mr. Bellwood’s major accomplishments were the design and implementation of several Canadian federal governments’ nation-wide Business Continuity policies, plans, programs, and Disaster Recovery Planning exercise test scripts. In a similar capacity, he also worked for a private sector consulting company in the Washington, DC area as a Project Manager/ Contingency Planner providing consultant services in the field of business continuity/disaster recovery and information security to a wide range of industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, and manufacturing companies.
Mr. Bellwood is also a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and teaches the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) Review Seminar, on behalf of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) to students throughout the world. He has been a guest speaker at the several conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Additionally, Mr. Bellwood is also a Member Business Continuity Institute (MBCI) awarded from the Business Continuity Institute of Caversham UK. Mr. Bellwood has professional affiliations with the Business Continuity Institute (UK and the Canadian Chapter), Disaster Recovery Institute Canada, ISC2, the Ottawa Chapter of the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange, and the North East Disaster Information Exchange (NEDRIX)
Budeco, the Business Development Company was founded in 2009. The company is led by Marco Frijlink and Wilco Verdoold.

Vision – Mission
Budeco’s vision is that organisations need to continuously innovate and grow in order to remain successful. Budeco’s mission is to help organisations achieve this in the most effective way. We believe that new business development benefits from a fresh outsider’s perspective. After all, in good times, businesses do not have the time to innovate and in tougher times, the focus is often shifted to efficiency. Nothing wrong with that, except for the risk of necessary innovations being postponed for too long. That is where Budeco steps in.