Richard Ford is the Chief Technology Officer for Forcepoint. He has more than 25 years of experience in computer security in both offensive and defensive technology solutions. Ford has held positions with Virus Bulletin, IBM Research, Command Software Systems and NTT Verio. He has also worked in academia, having held an endowed chair in computer security, and worked as Head of the Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity Department at the Florida Institute of Technology. Under his leadership, the university was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Research by the DHS and NSA. He has published numerous papers and holds several patents in the security area. Ford holds a bachelor’s, master’s and D.Phil. in physics from the University of Oxford.