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“This is not about open source versus closed; it’s also not about Android versus iOS or any other mobile operating system. It’s about criminals versus people, it’s about hype and reality, and it’s about knee-jerk self-preservation versus openness and consideration.”
Experience: 17+ years
Specialty: Secure infrastructure design; emerging threats and security technologies
Education: BA, University of Wales; CISSP-ISSAP; Certified Ethical Hacker
About: 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, contributing to product development and marketing plans. Recognized as an industry thought leader and analyst, Rik is regularly quoted by the press on issues surrounding information security, cybercrime and technology futures by trade, national and international media. Follow Rik on Twitter.
Favorite quote: “If you want to live life on your own terms, you’ve got to be willing to crash and burn” – Nikki Sixx
Expert in Action
Watch Rik Ferguson’s induction into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame
“Data’s on the move, so the traditional means of defense—where you had fortress around your infrastructure around your data—doesn’t work anymore.”
Experience: 30+ years
Specialty: Computer and network security
Education: MS, Radar Guidance, German Air Force Academy; Certified Network Engineer
About: As Chief Technology Officer, Raimund is responsible for introducing new methods to detect and eradicate threats, and to predict movements in the digital underground with his team of threat researchers. He manages a team of developers and researchers around the globe who create Trend Micro’s new core technology components to protect customers against digital threats under the Smart Protection Network umbrella.
Raimund has held several executive management positions within Trend Micro including General Manager for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business, President of European Operations; European Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Managing Director.
Expert in Action
Check out Trend Micro's CTO, Raimund Genes, on Cisco's Executive Viewpoints: Benefits and Challenges of Cloud.
“A community approach to teaching kids to think critically on their own about what they are saying, doing, and sharing online is more important than ever.”
Experience: 20+ years
Specialty: Internet safety for youth, families, and teachers
Education: MBA, University of California, Berkeley; BS Finance, Boston College
About: Lynette T. Owens is founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) program. After many years in marketing roles and serving 6 years as Associate Vice President of corporate marketing for Trend Micro, Lynette founded ISKF in 2008 to extend the company’s vision of making a world safe for the exchange of digital information to the world’s youngest citizens. As a pro-technology parent and Internet safety advocate, Lynette spends her time educating the public, collaborating with NGOs and technology and media companies, and recruiting employee volunteers in 19 countries. She is a board member of the Family Online Safety Institute and advisory board member of the newly formed U.S. Safer Internet Day Awareness Committee. Follow Lynette on Twitter.
Favorite quote: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." –William Butler Yeats
Expert in Action
See Lynette's insights on the Internet Safety for Kids and Families blog.
Lynette recently shared insights on the work she is doing with the Natick, Massachusetts school district's 1:1 laptop program in PBS MediaShift
Read her guest blog for Forbes, "Bad Apple? Who's To Blame For Kids' In-Game Shopping Sprees?"
Experience: 19 years
Specialty: Vulnerabilities, Privacy, Incident Response
Education: BA Oberlin College, MA St. John’s College
About: Christopher Budd is a global threat communications manager with Trend Micro. His focus is on communications around online security and privacy threats to help people understand in plain English the risks they face and what they can do about them. In addition, he focuses on managing crisis communications utilizing a framework and processes he helped put in place.
Prior to Trend Micro, Christopher worked as an independent consultant focused on helping clients build crisis communications frameworks for online security and privacy incidents. Christopher draws on his experience as a ten-year veteran of the Microsoft Corporation, where he oversaw and managed worldwide internal and external communications around security and privacy incidents affecting Microsoft customers. During his tenure at Microsoft, he pioneered new strategies and tactics embracing new media technologies that dramatically improved the handling of communications around incidents and helped, as he likes to say, “make awful news just bad”.
Christopher is a seasoned spokesperson and speaker and presenter. He has been an expert on television and radio numerous times. At Microsoft he led a live monthly security webcast for over six years. He has also given numerous presentations on communications and technology at a variety of technology and non-technology conferences.
He has also given numerous presentations on communications and technology at a variety of technology and non-technology conferences. He is a columnist at Geekwire.com on security and privacy and he is a fellow of the Ponemon Institute.
Favorite quote: “Don’t panic. I’ll tell you when to panic.”
Expert in Action
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“Targeted attacks can only be thwarted by increasing the level of discomfort of the adversary to a point where they cannot expend the resources to maintain persistence. Advanced persistent response is the future of cyber security.”
Experience: 19 years
Specialty: Financial sector cyber security and cyber security for government agencies
Education: M.A., American University; B.A., University of Michigan
About: Within this role Tom Kellermann is a trusted advisor for Cybersecurity. He is a member of the ISACA Access Risk Benchmarking Taskforce. Tom is responsible for analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defensive technologies.
Tom Kellermann served as a Commissioner on The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and serves as an advisor to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), and the National Board of Information Security Examiners Panel for Penetration Testing. Tom is a Professor at American University's School of International Service and the Kogod School of Business. Tom is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Prior to joining Trend, Tom held the position as Vice President of Security for Core Security for 6 years. Previously, Tom was the Senior Data Risk Management Specialist for the World Bank Treasury Security Team, where he was responsible for internal cyber-intelligence and policy and for advising central banks around the world about their cyber-risk posture and layered security architectures. In 2003, Tom co-authored the book "E-safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age."
Favorite quote: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” –Victor Hugo
Expert in Action
Watch Tom's interview on MSNBC as he discusses his thoughts around the 3.5 hour halt of the NYSE trading.
Tom recently appeared on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop" to provide insight on a record-breaking Russian hack.
Read Tom's interview with eWeek about the rise of cyber-security threats.
Learn about thwarting cybercriminal activity from Tom's blog post Castles to Prisons: Building a Super Max for Cybercriminals.
Listen to Tom describe the Cybercrime Underground's Evolution
Forward Looking Threat Research (FTR) is an elite team of researchers whose mission is to scout the future of the Internet and predict the future evolutions of cybercrime. The e-crimes unit works closely with international law enforcement partners like Interpol and ITU to help make the world safe for the exchange of digital information. FTR was instrumental in the FBI take down of Rove Digital, and the arrest of key figures behind the "Police Ransomware" attacks and most recently the FBI arrest of the author of the notorious SpyEye banking trojan. You can see more of FTRs work described in their research papers and on the Security Intelligence blog.
TrendLabs is the Trend Micro center for global technical support and research and development. With headquarters in the Philippines and regional labs in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, TrendLabs has more than 1,200 security experts and support engineers, all providing continuous coverage to Trend Micro customers worldwide.
TrendLabs is the backbone of the Trend Micro service infrastructure. It is committed to 24x7 threat surveillance, attack prevention, and timely and seamless solutions delivery.
TrendLabs researchers are equipped with the latest tools and technology to respond to global and local real-time developments in the threat landscape, such as malware, mobile threats, and advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks. TrendLabs recently earned ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 certification for adherence to IT service management.