Researcher, writer, filmmaker and presenter Rik Ferguson is the Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro. Rik’s research into the murky world of cybercrime and the cloudy future of technology sees him advise law enforcement, governments and large enterprises alike. A session with Rik will leave you with a lot to rethink.
Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in cybersecurity. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) and an advisor to the European Union. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.
As a presenter at global industry events such as RSA, Mobile World Congress, Milken Institute, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik addresses the challenges posed by emerging technology and online crime. He is frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications around the world.
Rik is 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 in the enterprise and for society as a whole, publishing papers, articles, videos and participating in thought-leadership initiatives.
Prior to assuming his role at Trend Micro, 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.
With twenty-five years’ experience in information security, Rik is internationally renowned for his eye-opening and informative presentations.