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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 virtualisation

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

Dave is responsible for thought leadership and technology evangelism for Trend Micro’s cloud computing and virtualisation businesses. Dave co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Virtualisation 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

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

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. Recognised 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

See Rik’s insights on Trend Micro’s Malware blog and on Countermeasures.

Cesare Garlati

Senior Director of Consumerisation

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“BYOD: Besides preserving data security and managing a myriad of personal devices, companies must also consider a new set of legal and ethical issues that may arise when employees are using their own devices for work.”

20+ years

Consumerisation, enterprise mobility and mobile security

MBA, U.C. Berkeley; BS Computer Science, Politecnico di Milano

About: Cesare serves as Trend Micro’s evangelist for mobile security. He is responsible for raising awareness of Trend Micro’s vision for security solutions in an increasingly consumerised IT world. Cesare has been frequently quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Economist, The Register, The Guardian, ZD Net, SC Magazine and CBS News. Follow Cesare on Twitter.

See Cesare’s insights on Trend Micro’s Consumerisation blog and Bring Your Own IT.

Visit Cesare’s website and YouTube channel.

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.

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

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements




Rik Ferguson

Jardine Lloyd Thompson – Cloud Computing Conference

Feb. 9, 2012

Rik Ferguson

BSi InfoSec Conference

Feb. 28, 2012

Rik Ferguson

Cesare Galarti

Mobile World Congress

Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2012

Rik Ferguson

Inside Technology – Smartphone Security Conference

Mar. 20, 2012

Rik Ferguson

Infosecurity Belgium

Mar. 28, 2012

Rik Ferguson

VirusBulletin Seminar – Milton Keynes

Apr. 19, 2012

Dave Asprey

Interop, Las Vegas

May 6-12, 2012

In the News

Rik Ferguson discusses the launch of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance – ICSPA
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SC magazine interviews Cesare Garlati about his role as Director of Consumerisation
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BBC talks to Rik Ferguson about smartphone malware
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Out and About

See Dave Asprey’s keynote from CloudSec2011 in Singapore

Get the customer’s viewpoint in this discussion with Cesare Garlati and Ty Smallwood of Medical Center of Central Georgia

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

TrendLabsSM Multinational Research Center

TrendLabs is the only multinational research, development, and support center with an extensive regional presence committed to 24x7 threat surveillance, attack prevention, and timely and seamless solutions delivery. TrendLabs recently earned ISO 20000 certification for adherence to IT service excellence.

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:

  • Continuously monitor the threat landscape across the globe
  • Deliver real-time data to detect, preempt, and eliminate threats
  • Research and analyse technologies to combat new threats
  • Respond in real-time to targeted threats
  • Help customers worldwide minimise damages, reduce costs, and ensure business continuity


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