Ryan Ko

Ryan Ko

Dr. Ryan Ko is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He established New Zealand's first Masters degree in Cyber Security and first dedicated Cyber Security Lab at the University of Waikato. His main research areas are Cyber Security, Cloud Data Provenance and Cloud Computing Security and Trust. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a lead computer scientist with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Labs’ Cloud and Security Lab and achieved first-in-the-world scientific breakthroughs in the area of cloud data provenance. Recipient of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Ron Knode Service Award, he is active as Research Advisor for CSA Asia Pacific, and serves as chair and board member of several cyber security industry consortia and chapters. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the CSA Cloud Data Governance Working Group, the first CSA research group led by a chapter in Asia Pacific. Dr. Ko is currently the co-chair of the IEEE TSCloud (2011-2014), IEEE TSP 2013, IEEE UbiSafe 2012, CSA APAC Congress, and Associate Editor of Wiley's Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing, Editor of ACM XRDS from 2009 to 2011, and Technical Program Committee member and reviewer for several academic conferences and journals (e.g. Elsevier Information Systems, IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Trans. in Services Computing, etc). Prior to HP Labs and his Ph.D., Ko was an entrepreneur with two startups, and was with Micron Technology, Inc. Ko has spoken on Cloud Security at several locations in USA and Asia Pacific. He holds 3 international patents and is a member of the IEEE, ACM and AAAI. Most recently, he was one of 14 international subject matter experts selected by (ISC)2 to develop a new international certification like the CISSP for cloud security professionals

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand