Angel Investor and Board Member
Brian O’Higgins has over 30 years of experience as a leader in security technology development. He is 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, an enterprise security company 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, is an angel investor, and 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, and as an Executive Fellow with the Mistral Venture Partners fund. He also serves on the board of Directors for Fischer International, Privacy Analytics, Interset, and Identos, and on the advisory boards for Titus, Signority, APX, and Bluink.
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.