Richard Zhao
Chief Strategy Officer, NSFOCUS

Dr. Liang ZHAO (Richard) is the Chief Strategy Officer of NSFOCUS, a leading network security provider worldwide. His major responsibilities include managing the research team, strategic planning and fostering innovation.

He obtained the B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Peking University at 1991, 1994, 1997 respectively, majoring in physics and fiber-optic communications. He has over 16 years of professional experience on telecom and network security areas. He has certifications of CISSP, ITIL, BS7799.

Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Architect and Security Operations at Lenovo, responsible for the infrastructure architect and information security operations from 2006 to Aug. 2009. Before Lenovo, he worked for Computer Associates as the Principal Consultant at 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 etc. From 1997 to 2000, he worked for China Telecom, as the chief of network security affairs.

Dr. Zhao is an active contributor to Cloud Security Alliance and founder of Greater China Chapter (now Greater China Coordination Body) of CSA. His research interests include cloud computing and security, security intelligence, security metrics, compliance, etc. More details about his career and thoughts can be found at LinkedIn and his blog.