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Dave Asprey

Vice President of Cloud Security

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“In 20 years, we’ll be driving around with more compute power and bandwidth in the average car than we have in an entire data center today.”

15+ years

Specialty: Cloud computing and virtualization

MBA, Wharton School of Business; BS Computer Information Systems, Cal State; Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara

About: Dave is responsible for thought leadership and technology evangelism for Trend Micro’s cloud computing and virtualization businesses. Dave co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Virtualization Working Group, sits on RSA China’s Program Committee, and is a Cloud2-SLG Commissioner. He is a sought after keynote speaker who spoke at more than 40 events internationally in 2011. His writing on the cloud has been published by the New York Times and Fortune and he is quoted frequently. He runs a top 100 ranked cloud security blog. Follow Dave on Twitter.

Favorite quote: “Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.” – General Omar Nelson Bradley

Expert in Action

See Dave’s insights on Trend Micro’s Cloud Security blog and on Cloudy Words.

Dave gives guidance to eSecurityPlanet on securely launching a cloud initiative

What happens when mobile and cloud collide: Dave Asprey explains in his video keynote from

Dave participated on the Privacy and Security panel during the Cloud Computing Conference at NAB 2012

Watch Dave's keynote from CloudSec2011 in Singapore

Rik Ferguson

Director of Security Research & Communications, EMEA

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“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

Secure infrastructure design; emerging threats and security technologies

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

Raimund Genes

Chief Technology Officer

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“Data’s on the move, so the traditional means of defense—where you had fortress around your infrastructure around your data—doesn’t work anymore.”

30+ years

Specialty: Computer and network security

MS, Radar Guidance, German Air Force Academy; Certified Network Engineer

About: As Chief Technology Officer, Raimund is responsible for introducing new methods to detect and eradicate threats, and manages a team of developers and researchers around the globe who create Trend Micro’s new core technology components.

Raimund has held several executive management positions within Trend Micro including General Manager for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business, President of European Operations; European Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Managing Director.

Expert in Action

See Raimund’s CTO insights on his video blog and Trend Micro’s Cloud Security blog.

Check out Trend Micro's CTO, Raimund Genes, on Cisco's Executive Viewpoints: Benefits and Challenges of Cloud.

Tom Kellermann

Vice President of Cyber Security

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“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.”

14+ years

Specialty: Financial sector cyber security and cyber security for government agencies

M.A., American University; B.A., University of Michigan

About: Within this role Tom Kellermann is a trusted advisor for cyber security. Tom is responsible for analysis of emerging cyber security threats and relevant defensive technologies.

Tom Kellermann served as a Commissioner on The Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency and serves on the board of the National Cyber Security Alliance, The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), and the National Board of Information Security Examiners Panel for Penetration Testing. Tom is a Professor at American University's School of International Service and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Formally holding the position as Chief Technology Officer at AirPatrol Corporation, Tom Kellermann spent five years as Vice President of Security Awareness for Core Security. Previously, Tom was the Senior Data Risk Management Specialist for the World Bank Treasury Security Team, where he was responsible for internal cyber-intelligence and policy and for advising central banks around the world about their cyber-risk posture and layered security architectures. He co-authored the book "E-safety and Soundness: Securing Finance in a New Age."

Favorite quote: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” –Victor Hugo

Expert in Action

Tom recently appeared on Fox Business News to discuss threats to mobile banking and payment transactions.

The Accidental Insider Threat: Tom joins a panel of experts to explore the threats posed by “accidental insiders”— individuals who can unknowingly present a major risk to an organization and its infrastructure. Airing on Federal News Radio.

Watch Tom's interview about attacks on Apple devices on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers"

Read Tom's latest opinion piece, How the Thwart the Digital Insider - An Advanced Persistent Response to Targeted Attacks


Lynette Owens

Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids and Families

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“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

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. 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 spoke with Softpedia about cyberbullying and the Amanda Todd suicide in this exclusive interview.

5 way to teach kids to use technology safely is a guest blog Lynette wrote for the Washington Post.

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With a 1,000-strong staff of threat experts and support engineers deployed around-the-clock at labs in the United States, Japan, France, Germany, and China, and headquartered in the Philippines, TrendLabs enables Trend Micro to:

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  • Deliver real-time data to detect, preempt, and eliminate threats
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  • Respond in real-time to targeted threats
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