Instructor in the Rabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies.


M.B.A., Harvard University

Field of Specialty

Extensive high-tech industry experience in strategy development and execution, corporate / business development, product management and product marketing.

Results-oriented business leader with proven track record of driving growth through new and enhanced product offerings.

Unique blend of analytical / technical background, combined with excellent communication skills and extensive information security industry expertise.

MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School; BS in Applied Mathematics with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

See http://www.linkedin.com/in/derekbrink

Contact Information

Rabb School

Derek E. Brink

Derek E. Brink, CISSP is a Vice President and Research Fellow covering topics in IT Security and IT GRC for Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company.

He helps organizations to improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing about and speaking about the people, processes and technologies that correspond most strongly with leading performance.

He helps solution providers to refine and communicate their value propositions and marketing messages to potential buyers by creating and leveraging fact-based content.

He helps individuals to improve their critical thinking, leadership skills and communication skills by teaching graduate courses in information security.

See http://blogs.aberdeen.com/category/it-security/
and http://aberdeen.com/_aberdeen/it-security/ITSA/practice.aspx

Courses Taught

RIAS 101 Foundations of Information Security
RIAS 102 Information Security Management
RIAS 150 Principles of Risk Management in IT Security