Leading Security Experts

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Ed Cabrera

Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Ed Cabrera

"The largest threats to global cybersecurity are those that emanate from cybercriminal undergrounds. What is needed is a global cybersecurity strategy that leverages the power of public-private partnerships to disrupt, degrade, and deny cybercriminals’ freedom of movement and the ability to monetise their attacks."

Experience: 20 years

Specialty: Financial, retail, healthcare, and government sector cybersecurity

Education: B.S., Florida State University; G.C., Naval Post Graduate School; CISSP; CISA

About: Ed is responsible for analysing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience in leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission.

Ed started his career investigating transnational cybercriminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors. He proudly served on the Presidential Protective Division for President George W. Bush before transitioning to lead cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations. In his role as the secret service strategic advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC) Ed led an interagency effort to share real-time actionable threat intelligence with Information Sharing and Analysis Organisations (ISAO) and critical infrastructure partners.

Ed is a guest lecturer at New York University Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science and Engineering Department and was a contributing subject matter expert on law enforcement, cybersecurity strategy and policy, computer forensics, and network intrusion incident response for the 2014 Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World; 2012 Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Cyber Skills Report; and 2012 Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity Involving Fraud in the U.S. Financial Services Sector. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Favorite quote: “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” ~Winston Churchill

Twitter: @Ed_E_Cabrera

Rik Ferguson

Vice President, Security Research

Rik Ferguson

“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

Specialties: Secure infrastructure design, emerging threats, security technologies

Education: B.A., 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 and contributes to product development and marketing strategy. Recognised as an industry thought leader and analyst, Rik is regularly quoted by trade, national, and international media on issues surrounding information security, cybercrime, and the future of technology. 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

See Rik’s insights on TrendLabs' Security Intelligence blog and on Countermeasures.

Rik discusses the launch of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance – ICSPA

William J. Malik    

Vice President, Infrastructure Strategies

William  Malik

Experience: 40+ years

Specialties: Information security architecture, policy, program development, privacy, infrastructure design, IT operations, cloud migration

Education: SecMIT Mathematics

About: Bill helps clients achieve an effective information security posture spanning endpoints, networks, servers, cloud, and the Internet of Things. This process involves technology, policy, organisational design, and procedures and influences the product life cycle from acquisition or development through deployment, operations, maintenance, and replacement, or retirement. Starting as an application developer, Bill moved to OS development at IBM in Poughkeepsie and joined Gartner in 1990 where he ran the Information Security Strategies and Application Integration and Middleware services. He served as CTO of Waveset, an Identity Management provider, prior to its acquisition by Sun.

Favorite quote: “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also” – Carl Jung

Chat with him on Twitter @WilliamMalikTM

Greg Young

Vice President, Cybersecurity

Greg Young

Experience: 30 years in cybersecurity

Specialty: Securing networks, architectures, and data

About: Greg’s focus is enterprise-class security. He is keen on sharing the reality of security in larger organisations and how business can be done securely in those environments. As a research vice president with Gartner for 13 years Greg advised thousands of companies and governments on how to better secure themselves, evaluated and advised hundreds of security vendors, and has seen those same technologies successfully used, abused, put on a shelf, or pushed into a deep hole, never to be spoken of again.

At Gartner he led research for network security, threat trends, data centre security, cloud netsec and microsegmentation. He authored more than 20 Magic Quadrants for firewall, IPS, WAF, and UTM, and was Conference Chair for 4 Security Summits. Greg headed several large security consulting practices, was CISO for the Department of Communications, and served as chief security architect for a security product company. He was a commissioned officer in the military police and counterintelligence branch working as a certifier/accreditor at the national authority and received the Confederation Medal from the Governor General of Canada for his work with smart card security.

Greg was named in the “12 Most Powerful Security Companies” and as one of “100 Most Powerful Voices in Worldwide Security.” And, as he mentions too often, Greg was an extra in 2 episodes of Airwolf.

Favorite Quote: “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice” – Anton Chekov

Chat with Greg on Twitter via @OrangeKlaxon and on LinkedIn

Lynette Owens

Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids and Families

Lynette Owens

“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: M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. Finance, Boston College

About: Lynette Owens is the Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. The program has a mission of helping kids around the world become great digital citizens. Founded in 2008, the program has reached over 2.8 million students, parents, and teachers in 20 countries.

Lynette regularly speaks, blogs, and works with communities and school districts around the world. She has helped build a global force of hundreds of employee volunteers and a network of collaborations with NGOs, technology companies, schools, government, and law enforcement organisations. The group makes online safety, digital citizenship, and media literacy education a priority for every child.

Lynette is a National Association of Media Literacy Education board member, serves on the advisory committee of the Digital Wellness Lab, and serves on the advisory boards of INHOPE and U.S. Safer Internet Day. 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

Lynette has spoken with several experts on a variety of topics in our Managing Family Life Online webinar series. The series includes topics such as dealing with screentime challenges, helping kids respond and build resilience to bullying and hate, and supporting kids with autism to use technology in safe and healthy ways.

She also shared advice for teachers on ways they can help defend against ransomware attacks directed toward their schools in TEACH Magazine.

Lynette makes the case for media and digital literacy education in her opinion piece in The Hill, “A post-pandemic wish: teach every child media literacy skills.”

Jon Clay

Vice President, Threat Intelligence

Jon Clay

“The threats today are unique for each victim and laterally move from endpoint to cloud. Organisations need to shift the paradigm of multiple vendors to a single, connected threat defence platform to improve detection and visibility across their network.”

Experience: 25+ years in cybersecurity, 35+ in technology

Specialties: Cyber threat landscape, threat intelligence, advanced detection technologies

Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, emphasis on computer engineering, Michigan State University

About: Jon uses his industry experience to educate and share insights on all Trend Micro externally published threat research and intelligence. He delivers webinars, writes blogs, and engages customers and the general public on the state of cybersecurity around the world.

An accomplished public speaker, Jon has delivered hundreds of speaking sessions globally. He focuses on the threat landscape, cybercriminal undergrounds, the attack lifecycle, and the use of advanced detection technologies in protecting against today’s sophisticated threats.

Within Trend Micro, Jon has held roles as sales engineer, sales engineering manager, training manager, product marketing manager, and director of global threat communications before becoming Vice President, Threat Intelligence.

Jon is a volunteer speaker for our Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. This experience has given him a broad technical background, an understanding of business security requirements, and an excellent understanding of the threat landscape. In his spare time, Jon enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, golf, tennis, and spending time with his family.

Expert in Action

See Jon’s Monthly Threat webinar series and his weekly roundup blog.

Chat with Jon on Twitter (@jonlclay)

Myla Pilao

Cybersecurity Expert

Jon Clay

Experience: 15+ years in cybersecurity and strategic communication

Specialties: Global communication of threat information, solution delivery

Education: M.B.A., National University, Singapore

About: Myla leads security research communications at TrendLabs, Trend Micro’s Research and Development Centre. She heads the division of the company that monitors the security threat landscape, including high-profile attacks, like advanced persistent threats (APTs) and prevalent digital security threats to mobile, cloud, and critical infrastructure.

Myla oversees a team that monitors and manages critical incidents and developments in the threat landscape. She supervises the development of information assets supporting communication plans to broaden understanding of the threat landscape.

Myla contributes technical guidance in nation-building exercises related to the development of strategic cybersecurity frameworks. She’s shared her insights on digital threats and their real-world impact, along with countermeasure strategies for the computing public, in numerous public and media engagements in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

Myla is an active supporter of and advocate for the protection of children online. She also supports international movements that work on stopping the online commercial distribution of inappropriate images of children.

Aaron Ansari    

Vice President, Cloud Security

Aaron Ansari

Experience: 16+ years

Specialties: Cloud security, cloud compliance, CSPM, cloud migration

Education: M.B.A., Franklin University; B.S. Computer Science, Ohio State University

About: Aaron brings Trend Micro over a decade of knowledge as a financial services security practitioner. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Security Architect at BMW financial services, overseeing the development and application of security policy standards and guidelines. He also held roles at JPMC, Cardinal Health, and Huntington Banks, focusing on application security management, intrusion detection, and compliance.

Aaron gives back to the community, using his experience to teach in the CIS and MIS departments at Franklin University. He also volunteers as a board member for various non-profits.

Aaron is passionate about endurance sports. He has completed several triathlons, marathons, and other runs, and he'll talk your ear off about them if you let him. He has an active family life and enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He and his family live in Dublin, Ohio.

Favorite Quote: "The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." – Judge Aaron Satie

Chat with Aaron on Twitter (@TheAnswar)