Ricardo Ferreira

Ricardo Ferreira

EMEA Field CISO, Fortinet

Ricardo serves as an EMEA Field CISO, focusing on risk management and emerging technology.

His career spans significant roles at EY London, Rackspace, and HSBC, where he has driven growth in the global finance and technology sectors.

As a strategic advisor, Ricardo shapes digital strategies for C-level executives, emphasizing investment efficiency, technology adoption, and cost management. His leadership in cloud security is showcased by his authorship of key papers for the Cloud Security Alliance on microservices, serverless technologies, and the recent Gen AI LLM threat taxonomies. These contributions highlight his adeptness at addressing emerging cyber threats and influencing high-level cybersecurity practices.

Under Ricardo’s leadership, innovative projects like the AI-powered cloud compliance accelerator have enhanced risk management capabilities and earned accolades, including a Google Migrations Partner of the Year award for Rackspace in 2018.

Ricardo’s book, "Policy Design in the Age of Digital Adoption," is recognized for offering practical approaches to digital transformation. His publications at UK Finance[1] and Fortinet[2] are essential resources for financial institutions aiming to boost their operational resilience.

Ricardo has consistently prioritized advanced learning, exemplified by his participation over 13 years ago in an AI course led by renowned researcher Peter Norvig at Stanford University. This early engagement in AI, coupled with numerous technology certifications from AWS, Google Cloud, and the Linux Foundation, demonstrates his long-standing commitment to leveraging cutting-edge to advance business objectives.

OnDemand | AI-Driven Cyber Resilience: Safeguarding Financial Institutions in the Era of Disruption

Presented by Ricardo Ferreira , Rei Nikolai Magnaye , Marlon Sorongon  •  May 10, 2024

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