Chris Hickman

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Chief Security Officer, Keyfactor

Chris Hickman is the chief security officer at Keyfactor. As a member of the senior management team, Chris is responsible for establishing & maintaining Keyfactor’s leadership position as a world-class, technical organization with deep security industry expertise. He leads client success initiatives and helps integrate the voice of the customer directly into Keyfactor’s platform and capability set.

Prior to joining Keyfactor, Chris was Director of Technical Services at Alacris, an Ottawa based smartcard and certificate management company, which was sold to Microsoft and is now part of the Microsoft Identity Manager product suite. Chris has worked on PKI projects for organizations and firms including NATO, both the U.S. and Canadian Departments of Defense, Fortune 100 banks and financial institutions, manufacturers, insurance companies, telecommunication providers and retailers. He continues to be a trusted resource for enterprises looking to leverage digital certificates within existing portfolios and new product development.


The cybersecurity world is currently grappling with a significant labor shortage. And that’s a problem with deep impacts. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has cited the cybersecurity labor shortage as a major national security threat. The Washington Post notes