Forescout Technologies has appointed Rik Ferguson as Vice President of Security Intelligence.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, including 15 years as Vice President of Threat Research at Trend Micro, Rik is a mainstay in the cybersecurity world. Rik is a researcher, storyteller and futurist, helping governments, law enforcement, businesses and individuals understand the complexities of technology and its intersection with cybercrime.
He dove deep into the cybercriminal underground and helped the world understand today’s threats and explored how these threats will evolve over time.
Rik is a founding Special Adviser of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Center (EC3), a security professional recognized for his contribution to IT, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Adviser to the Board of Trustees of start-ups and a world-renowned speaker.
“I am very pleased to join Forescout at this point in its growth and journey,” said Rik Ferguson, vice president of security intelligence.
“Forescout is the first company to take an established platform of true visibility and build a cybersecurity solution on top of it, rather than building a security product and trying to modernize visibility. It has built a strong reputation for delivering threat intelligence and data-driven insights to its clients and the wider security community and I look forward to adding my expertise to this impressive team as we are forging a broader and bolder path to understanding and anticipating future threat and risk,” continued Ferguson.
“We are extremely proud to have Rik join our team and work alongside our award-winning threat research and analytics team at Vedere Labs,” said Ian Curry, Chief Marketing Officer of Forescout.
Curry continued, “Forescout is on a pivotal path to build on its heritage, platform technology, and grow its unique best-in-class research, threat awareness, and intelligence. Rik deepens our knowledge and understanding of cybercriminals around the world, and with the additional knowledge of risk assessment and threat detection from our recent acquisition of Cysiv, we stand out as a global expert in the landscape. cyber threats by helping organizations proactively defend their organizations.
In addition to his professional work, Rik is also a co-founder of the Respect in Security initiative founded to support victims of online and workplace harassment.