17th January, 2023 – Calgary, AB and Ottawa, On – Wedge Networks is very pleased to announce that Brian O’Higgins will be joining the Company’s Advisory Board effective immediately.
Mr. O’Higgins has over 30 years experience as a leader in security technology development—best known 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, and a founding author and contributor to the Cloud Security Alliance. He is often sought out as an industry expert by the press to comment on current events related to cyber security. Brian’s current list of affiliations includes advisory board positions with Defence R&D Canada, the Ontario Centers of Excellence, Board Chair for Quantum Safe Canada, and as an Executive Fellow with Mistral Venture Partners. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Identos, and is an advisor for Crypto 4A, APX, Zighra, Infosec Global 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.
“Electronics and Internet connectivity are quickly becoming embedded in almost all aspects of modern infrastructure that our society depends on. The attack surface area is expanding rapidly, and this gives rise to increasing concerns about safety and security against a rising tide of malicious actors. Safety becomes a primary concern now, rather than just theft. Continuous attention is necessary to ensure our critical infrastructure is resilient to these attacks, and new security technology always plays a welcome role.” said Brian O’Higgins.
According to Forbes, 70% of GDP growth in the global economy between now and 2030 will be driven by the machines. Wedge Networks is on a mission to provide real-time threat prevention to secure the machine economy. Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP™) provides an autonomous approach to large-scale real-time threat prevention for cyber threats including newly created or customized malware and zero-day attacks.With an embedded deep learning AI engine, patented machine learning-based threat detection and real-time deep content inspection for industry leading network traffic visibility, WedgeARP can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds.
“The team at Wedge is excited to have the opportunity to work with Brian, benefiting from his expertise of building world class innovative solutions.” said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, CEO & CTO at Wedge Networks.“Our interests are aligned in pushing the boundary of real-time cybersecurity innovations, particularly as it applies to the world of IIoT and connected systems. His wisdom and industry connections will help Wedge to establish a leadership position in today’s 5G enabled and increasingly connected world for the advancement of the machine economy.”
About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks Inc. is an intelligent Real-Time Threat Prevention solutions company. Our innovation is a patented software platform that enables real-time security services rollout with strategic partners such as MSPs and OEMs. Wedge is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa regions. Today, Wedge’s products prevent advanced security threats for many millions of endpoints in enterprises, governments, and critical infrastructures globally.
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