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Rick Dreger

Rick Dreger, President

Rick is president and co-founder of WaveGard. He has helped a wide range of clients solve complex cybersecurity challenges, including Fortune 100 companies, hospitals, law firms, associations, the Federal government, and dynamic mid-sized businesses. With experience that spans over 20 years, Rick’s expertise covers security program creation, risk intelligence assessments, next generation data protection, secure mobility, and wireless networking.

Rick obtained his Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Villanova and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (EE/BME) from Duke University. Professionally, Rick maintains both his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications. As a complement to his hands-on consulting experience Rick has been a contributor to Information Week, co-authored a McGraw Hill wireless security book, has hosted numerous cybersecurity presentations, and is actively teaching the capstone class for Georgetown University’s cybersecurity certificate course.

With almost 40 years in the technology business I've met and worked with a significant number of vendors. When I select a vendor to work with it's not just about the technical expertise, it's also about the relationship and how the vendor staff "fit in" with my internal staff. I've had the pleasure of working with WaveGard for several years. I have found them to be one of those exceptional companies that have the depth of knowledge, the vision and the relationship skills that allow them to complement the technical abilities of in place staff while building upon and expanding those abilities into new areas of technology.

Jack Spencer , CIO , American Society of Health System Pharmacists