See why interactions between people, data, and technology will drive cyber risk to all time highs in 2019.

Dr. Richard Ford, chief scientist, is revitalizing the CISO’s mission of stopping risk and threats. New vulnerabilities keep cropping up, trapping us in a “tyranny of the urgent” mindset that causes us to focus on the day-to-day rather than the big picture.

The fight is wearing security professionals down. These challenges can range from having a threat-centric view of the world, which means that security is never done, to a limited view of the CISO’s mission.

Join us to learn how the CISO’s role needs to broaden, moving from a narrow threat-centric approach to being truly at the boardroom table driving the business. We need to start focusing on mitigating risk and losses rather than a “yes/no” perspective. Moving toward security approaches that understand user intent is an important step in making the world a better, more secure place.

Dr. Richard Ford, Forcepoint Chief Scientist

Dr. Richard Ford

Chief Scientist

Dr. Richard Ford is the chief scientist at Forcepoint, overseeing technical direction and innovation for the company’s human-centric security approach; previously, he was CTO at Forcepoint. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 1992 with a doctorate in quantum physics.

Richard has worked extensively in computer security and malicious mobile code prevention at IBM Research and Verio. He was also a professor and head of the computer science and cybersecurity department at the Florida Institute of Technology  

He is a member of CARO, and a past President/CEO of AMSTO, the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization. When not carrying out research in computer security, he loves to fly and is an instrument rated private pilot, as well as a three-time winner of the National Flute Association’s Big Band Jazz competition.