As President of WaveGard, an information security firm focused on providing expert level cyber defense solutions, Rick has significant, broad based technology experience with extensive skills in risk intelligence assessments, next generation data protection, secure mobility, and wireless networking fields.

Having consulted for a wide breadth of clients, both in the public and private sector, Rick’s professional background includes over twenty years of experience in large, Fortune 100 companies as well as smaller technology consulting firms. As a complement to his hands-on consulting experience Rick is a contributor to Information Week and a McGraw Hill author. Rick has obtained his Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Villanova and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Biomedical Engineering (EE/BME) from Duke University. Professionally, Rick maintains both his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications.