Brian O’Higgins is an Angel Investor and Board Member.
Brian O’Higgins has over 30 years experience as a leader in security technology development for enterprise and government customers—possibly known best for his role pioneering PKI (public key infrastructure)— and as the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entrust, a leading Internet Security Company. He was also a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Third Brigade, a provider of security products for physical and virtualized servers that was acquired by Trend Micro in 2009. Brian’s approach to security is both visionary and pragmatic. He is a frequent presenter at security and industry events around the globe. In 2008, he was appointed as a delegate to contribute to the Global Cybersecurity Agenda of the International Telecommunications Union. He is also a founding author and contributor to the Cloud Security Alliance.
Brian’s current list of affiliations includes advisory board positions with Defence R&D Canada, the Ontario Centers of Excellence, the NSERC Internetworked Systems Security Project, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, and as an Executive Fellow with the Mistral Venture Partners fund. He also serves on the boards of Recognia, Fischer International, AFORE, SavvyDox, and FileTrek, and on the advisory board for Titus.
In 2012 Brian was honoured to be a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada.
Brian is an avid skier on both snow and water, and a competitive marathon runner. In 2011, he won his age group category at the Boston Marathon.