Rik Ferguson

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Rik Ferguson, Vice President Security Research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is a Special Advisor to Europol, a project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), and Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science. 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, 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 throughout the world.

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.

With over nineteen years experience in information security, Rik has been with Trend Micro since 2007. Prior to assuming his current role 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.

Why I Joined The Analogies Project

“The Analogies project is a long overdue means to expand the security conversation to include those who work outside of its normal sphere of interest. Security and Privacy are now so deeply embedded into everything that we do that it is imperative that all of us, using whatever service are alive to the possibilities to protect our digital lives and the reasons why it is important to do so. As the work becomes ever more interconnected and always-on, as the volume of digital information we each generate continues to multiply, a real, plain-language, universally inclusive security conversation is indispensable, I will be proud to be a part of that.”