Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Research, Trend Micro
Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) and an advisor to the European Union and United Nations. 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
With more than twenty-five years’ experience in information security, Rik has been with Trend Micro since 2007. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as Security & Privacy 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 has qualified as Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP).