BIO PAGE

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.

WaveGard is, without a doubt, a top-notch IT firm. They've been completely professional and easy to work with. Complex analysis of our IT systems have been converted into actionable plans for our firm, thereby creating a path that makes our jobs easier. Given the outstanding reputation of the staff of WaveGard and the outstanding work that they have done for our firm, I can fully recommend them as a sound economic value; they deliver actionable information for management and tactical staff in a professional manner that goes beyond their fee.

Cynthia Downes , CFO , Versar, Inc.