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Today's Guest Editor: Rik Ferguson

This Christmas Infosecurity has invited five top industry names to each fill the role of guest editor for a day, and we are delighted to introduce Rik Ferguson, who will be taking the reins today!

Rik, vice-president security research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is also a special advisor to Europol EC3, and a project leader with the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA).

In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. As a presenter at global industry events such as RSA, Mobile World Congress, Milken Institute, 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 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 in the enterprise and for society as a whole, publishing papers, articles, videos and participating in thought-leadership initiatives With almost 25 years of experience in information security, Rik has been with Trend Micro since 2007. Prior to assuming his current role he served as security & privacy 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 will be sharing his thoughts on the industry throughout the day with an introductory video, opinion article, Q&A with the real editor Eleanor Dallaway and a Twitter takeover!

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