Global Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro, Rik Ferguson, discusses the issue of child sex abuse images on Facebook

Ruth Jacobs

Rik Ferguson

Rik Ferguson, Global VP Security Research at Trend Micro, is one of the leading experts in information security. He is an advisor to the EU Safer Internet Forum, The Information Security Alliance EURIM, a project leader with Europol at the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA), a director of Get Safe Online, Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science and advisor to various UK government technology forums.

What are your thoughts on the issue of Facebook being used to store and share images of child sex abuse?

Storing and sharing images of child sex abuse or exploitation anywhere is wrong. It is a challenge for a platform with such a huge amount of users, like Facebook, to be able to proactively police content of any description. That has showed up in the past with all kinds of content that groups of people or…

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survivor of CSA & DV. Instigator/organisor of first public march & rally against child sexual abuse 1993. Also admin @The Real Fresh Start Foundation

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