Rik Ferguson brings more than seventeen years of security technology experience to his role as Director of Security Research & Communications at Trend Micro. He is an experienced and knowledgeable keynote speaker.
Throughout his career Rik has been actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise, contributing to product development and marketing plans.
Rik writes the Countermeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro. He is often interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera and quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world. Rik also makes a regular appearance as a presenter at global industry events. Remaining actively engaged in customer projects, Rik tries to ensure his views and areas of research reflect the security concerns as experienced by enterprises and individuals as they come to grips with new technologies. In April 2011 Rik was formally inducted into the InfoSecurity Hall of Fame.
Prior to assuming his current role, Rik served as Solutions Architect at Trend Micro. Previously, he served as Security Infrastructure Specialist at EDS where he led the security design work for government projects related to justice and law enforcement and as Senior Product Engineer at McAfee focused on network security, intrusion prevention, encryption and content filtering.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.
Rik Ferguson brings more than seventeen years of security technology experience to his role as Director of Security Research & Communications at Trend Micro. He's an exceptional keynote speaker.
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