Dr. Richard Zhao
Senior Vice President, Global Threat Research
Dr. Richard Zhao has over 19 years of professional experience in telecom and network security, and is CISSP, ITIL, and BS7799 certified. In his role as SVP, Global Threat Research at NSFOCUS, he is responsible for leading the company’s global threat intelligence strategy and teams. Before joining NSFOCUS in Sept. 2009, he was the Director of Architect and Security Operations at Lenovo. Prior to Lenovo, he worked for Computer Associates as Principal Consultant in China from 2003 to 2006. From 2000 to 2003, he worked for iS-One as Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for R&D, security consulting service and more. From 1997 to 2000, he worked for China Telecom as the head of network security affairs. Dr. Zhao obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Peking University in 1991, 1994, and 1997 respectively, majoring in physics and electronics.