Brian O’Higgins,

Brian%20O%27Higgins.JPGchief technnology officer at Third Brigade, is named to the High-Level Experts Group for the Global Cybersecurity Agenda of the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) based in Geneva, Switzerland. Ottawa-based Third Brigade, a security software company specializing in host intrusion detection and prevention systems, says Mr O’Higgins was appointed by Minister of Industry Jim Prentice as one of two Canadian members of the HLEG. ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda is an international initiative examining ways to enhance confidence and security in the information community. The HLEG will comprise experts from governments, industry, organizations, research institutes and universities from around the world. A founding executive of Third Brigade, Mr. O’Higgins has over 20 years experience in the information security industry. He was formerly CTO of Ottawa’s Entrust, a leading Internet security company he helped spin out of Nortel’s secure networks group, which he established in 1993. He is a recognized speaker on IT and Internet security and is an advisor to Defence R&D Canada, Information Technology Association of Canada, Communications and Information Technology Ontario and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

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