Dr. Richard Ford is the chief scientist for Forcepoint, overseeing technical direction and innovation throughout the business. He brings over 25 years' experience in computer security, with knowledge in both offensive and defensive technology solutions. During his career, Ford has held positions with Virus Bulletin, IBM Research, Command Software Systems, and NTT Verio. He also has 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. He holds a bachelor's, master's, and D.Phil in physics from the University of Oxford.