About Rik Ferguson

Rik is one of the leading experts in information security. He is a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3). As Vice President for Security Research at Trend Micro, Rik researches online threats, the underground economy and is constantly on the look out for how the latest infrastructure changes will impact security for both end users and businesses.


The new digital normal

Rik will discuss how attackers have been leveraging the global pandemic to their advantage, and how defenders need to respond to the challenge. There have been immediate challenges for information security departments in moving the workforce to a home environment, and the challenges we now have extend to employees’ home networks as well as work devices on that network. The concept of zero trust becomes a focus for enhancing security in evolving environments.

Longer term, businesses will look at how they can benefit from changes to working practices, such as by selling their real estate. What should information security professionals consider and what should they do now to be ready for large scale change?


Experience Congress

For the first time in our history, we are inviting non-Members of the ISF, as well as Members, to experience Digital 2020, the ISF World Congress by tuning in to watch our Keynote speaker programme, including:

To view our full programme of Keynote speakers, click here.


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