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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 Haven. Previously, Higgins held executive security positions at NBCUniversal, The New York Times, and LexisNexis. For more than a decade prior, he 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 20 years, Higgins 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 Security Program at The George Washington University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and his master’s degree from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.