Rik Ferguson

Vice President Security Research


With over twenty-five years’ experience in information security, Rik Ferguson is one of the leading experts in information security. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), a multi-award winning producer and writer, and an advisor to the European Union. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame and in 2020 was invited to take up a Fellowship at the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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 around the world.

A recognised futurist, 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 crime and security, both in the enterprise and for society as a whole, publishing papers, articles, videos and participating in thought-leadership initiatives.

Rik Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wales and has qualified as Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP).