Mr. O'Higgins is seasoned professional in the security industry, and is best known for his role in introducing PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) technology and products to the security landscape. He is also a recognized speaker on IT and Internet security.
Mr. O'Higgins is Chief Technology Officer of Third Brigade, a Trend Micro Company. Prior to joining Third Brigade, Mr. O'Higgins was the co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entrust, a leading Internet Security company. While at Entrust he had overall responsibility for the technology vision and direction for the company.
He was previously with Nortel where he established the Secure Networks group in 1993, and was instrumental in spinning-out this group as an independent company, Entrust. Prior to this, Mr. O'Higgins was with Bell-Northern Research (BNR) where he was involved in a variety of technology development programs including public key security systems, technology for new telephone products, in-building wireless communications systems and high-performance computing architectures for digital telephone switches.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and its various applications have always been of particular interest to
Mr. O'Higgins. "Recognia has an extremely rich AI technology base which it is applying as an analytical tool to help predict the stock market," he says. "As more and more automation and regulations on fair disclosure are introduced to the financial community, it would seem that Recognia's predictive technology will provide greater chances of recognizing trading patterns as they are forming, and so help to make money on the market."
Mr. O'Higgins' current list of affiliations includes advisory board positions with Defence R&D Canada, Information Technology Association of Canada, Communications and Information Technology Ontario, Algonquin College, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of Recognia and Fischer International.