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Derek Brink

Derek BrinkDerek Brink is the Vice President and Research Fellow at Aberdeen group. He is a senior high-tech executive experienced in strategy development and execution, corporate / business development, and product management / product marketing. He is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record of driving growth through new and enhanced product offerings, in companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500. He brings a unique blend of analytical / technical background, combined with excellent communication skills and extensive information security industry expertise.

Before joining Aberdeen, Derek was RSA Security's vice president of strategy and corporate development, and was earlier the product line director for RSA SecurID. Prior to RSA, his experience includes director of marketing at Gradient Technologies (now Entegrity); various marketing and business development positions with Transarc Corporation (a subsidiary of IBM); corporate marketing with Sun Microsystems; and a variety of technical sales and field marketing positions with Hewlett-Packard. He began his professional career as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Derek was an active member of the five-company team that co-founded the PKI Forum, and as RSA Security's representative was a member of the PKI Forum Executive Board and subsequently the Steering Committee for the OASIS Member Section on PKI. He is co-author of the book PKI: Implementing and Managing E-Security (ISBN: 0072131233).

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. He also holds a second degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.