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Michael Higgins

Part-Time Lecturer


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Michael Higgins, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MS, University of Southern California
  • BS in Criminal Justice, Northeastern University


Michael Higgins is a veteran security executive with more than 20 years of experience working in government and private industry. Today he serves as the chief information security officer (CISO) for NBC Universal leading the company’s information security programs. Previously Mike held executive security positions at The New York Times and LexisNexis. For more than a decade prior, Mike was an executive security consultant to Fortune 500 companies including Time Warner, Citigroup, Sun Microsystems, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, and British Petroleum. For the last 10-plus years, Mike has been a visiting lecturer at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and is a former adjunct professor in the Information Assurance Program at The George Washington University. Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and his master’s from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.