Ricardo worked in the Bank/Financial industry, more concretely in SIBS S.A. in the Credit Card Payment Systems MBNet as responsible developer of the VISA/MASTERCARD gateway interaction modules. He also worked in Multicert S.A. as a Network Security Analyst and New Products Manager where he participated in several projects (Portuguese Citizen Card | Portuguese Official Journal | Portuguese Electronic Passport | among others). He is one of the founders of Eurocloud Portugal. He has been responsible for several security and cloud computing projects and teaching programs of its University. Finally he is a Senior Researcher at INESC TEC under the Privacy, Security and Identity thematic.