Leading Security Experts

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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

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

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

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

Watch Rik Ferguson’s induction into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame

Ed Cabrera

Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Ed Cabrera

“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: 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: Eduardo Cabrera is responsible for analyzing 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 leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission.

He started his career investigating transnational cyber criminal 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. He served as the Secret Service Strategic Advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he led an interagency effort to share real-time actionable threat intelligence with Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO) and critical infrastructure partners.

He 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; cyber security strategy and policy; and 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

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: 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?"

Jon Clay

Cyber Security Expert

Jon Clay

“The threats today are unique for each victim and move from endpoint to data center, and as such organizations need to shift the paradigm of multiple vendors to a single, connected threat defense model to improve detection and visibility across their network.”

Experience: 20+ years in cybersecurity, 30+ in technology

Specialty: Cyber threat landscape and advanced detection technologies

Education: BS, Electrical Engineering w/ emphasis on Computer Engineering, Michigan State University

About: Jon Clay is responsible for managing marketing messages and external publication of all the threat research and intelligence within Trend Micro as well different core technologies. As an accomplished public speaker with hundreds of speaking sessions around the globe, Jon focuses on the threat landscape and the use of big data in protecting against today’s sophisticated threats. Jon has held roles within Trend Micro as a Sales Engineer, Sales Engineering Manager, Training Manager and Product Marketing Manager for SMB prior to taking over as Director of Global Threat Communications. Jon is also a volunteer speaker for the Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. This experience has given him a broad technical background and understanding of the security requirements of businesses as well as an excellent understanding of the threat landscape. In his spare time he 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)

Mark Nunnikhoven

Vice President, Cloud Research

Mark Nunnikhoven

“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: 20 years

Specialty: Cloud technologies and usable security systems at scale

Education: Master of Information Security Systems, Charles Sturt University. GCFA, GCIA, CISSP

About: Mark helps organizations build securely in the cloud
Opinionated, passionate, and driven, Mark is more than a clichéd byline. In his 20+ years of tackling development and operational challenges around the world, Mark has seen all manner of "interesting" solutions.

Teaching the community through his writing, speaking, and code, Mark works hard to help everyone modernize their security practices.

As the Vice President of Cloud Research, Mark sits at the nexus of internal product development, academic and industry research, and the latest advancements from Trend Micro's cloud partners. This unique viewpoint gives Mark a down-to-earth view despite his focus on cloud computing.

He holds a Master of Information Security Systems degree with specialization in Digital Forensics, is an engaging public speaker, an O'Reilly video author, and an accomplished computer scientist and security executive.

Mark is available online at http://markn.ca and @marknca.

Favorite quote: “Technologies are morally neutral until we apply them. It's only when we use them for good or for evil that they become good or evil.” –William Gibson

Expert in Action

Read Mark's thoughts on various topics related to cloud security on the Simply Security blog.

See Mark's talk on defending against 0-days from AWS re:Invent 2015.

Chat with Mark on Twitter (@marknca) or LinkedIn.

Raimund Genes

In memoriam:
Raimund Genes


Read about his incredible life and contributions