Derek Brink is a Vice President and Research Fellow at Aberdeen where he helps end-user organizations and information technology suppliers improve their security and compliance initiatives. Before joining Aberdeen in 2007, Derek worked for more than 20 years in technology strategy development and execution, corporate and business development, product management and product marketing at RSA Security, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Derek earned an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Applied Mathematics with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to creating high-quality, fact-based research at Aberdeen, Derek helps students improve their critical thinking, leadership skills and communication skills by teaching graduate courses in information security. Derek is adjunct faculty at Brandeis University and Harvard University.