Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Intelligence

Cybercrime Crystal Ball: Which Threats Loom Largest?

Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson Describes Security Steps Organizations Must Take
Rik Ferguson, vice president of security research, Trend Micro

What are the top cybercrime trends and threats coming up, and what should organizations be doing now to best prepare? Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson describes threats that are likely to emerge and intensify by 2030 and what security steps all organizations should be taking now.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Ferguson, who is participating in the Project 2030: Scenarios for the Future of Cybercrime panel at the RSA conference, discusses:

  • Revisiting information security predictions from 2013: What was right and what was wrong?
  • Looking forward to 2030: What are the top threats likely to face businesses?
  • What specific information security strategies organizations should pursue today.

In his role as vice president of security research at Trend Micro, Ferguson advises law enforcement agencies, governments and large enterprises. He is also a special adviser to Europol’s European Cyber Crime Center, or EC3. Ferguson researches the wider implications of potential new technological developments and their impact on security, both in the enterprise and for all of society.


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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