The Director of Security Research & Communications at Trend Micro, Rik Ferguson is a leading expert in information security, online threats and the underground economy. Rik’s wide-ranging research and futurist thinking make him an experienced and knowledgeable keynote speaker.
Rik Ferguson is the Director of Security Research & Communications at Trend Micro, he is a leading expert in information security. One of the leading figures in online threats and the underground economy, Rik’s wide ranging research and futurist thinking ensures he is an experienced and knowledgeable keynote speaker.
A Special Advisor to Europol EC3, a project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), and Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science. Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame. A leading figure in the impact of security on consumers in the enterprise, Rik’s vast work history makes him appropriate to educate and enlighten an audience in online security.
Rik addresses the challenges emerging technology and online crime poses to the average user and to high security firms. A frequent presenter at global industry events such as the Mobile World Congress, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik is well-versed in presenting to a large audience.
Frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world, Rik’s work gathers a high profile across the globe.
Rik writes the Countermeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro, he also writes regular columns for CIO, ZDNet, T3 and several other European publications. In this position, 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 for consumers and in the enterprise, making vital safety information accessible to a wider audience.
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.
Rik Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and is a Certified Ethical Hacker and CISSP-ISSAP in good standing.
An exceptional and fluid keynote speaker, Rik’s extensive knowledge in his subject area ensure he can easily impress an audience.
His speaking topic include:
- The impacts of new technology on security
- Consumers in the digital enterprise
- Safety online
- Technologies of the internet