David Higgins

David Higgins

Vice President - Head of IT Risk & Security
Jarden (formerly First NZ Capital)

David is the Head of IT Risk & Security at Jarden. Prior to this, he served as the Information Security Manager at Loyalty New Zealand, creating a next-gen, cloud focused Digital Workplace, paired with seamless security integration and an appetite for SaaS offerings which drove innovation and value for the organisation. He was responsible and accountable for the Information Security program at all levels of the organisation and making it matter to the business and leaders were all part of the mandate.

Until June 2017, he was based at Land Information New Zealand as a Senior Information Security Consultant. Whilst there, David helped set up a world-class C&A, risk management and governance solution for the organisation. His project involvement included defining the security requirements on critical application infrastructure held internally and in hybrid cloud / pure cloud scenarios. These services underpin land transactions in the country and are critical to the economic well-being of New Zealand.

Before that, David was in the Datacom Security Operations Centre in Wellington, New Zealand, building managed security services for multiple clients. David is particularly passionate about Vulnerability and Patch Management, Data Loss Protection as services, security incident investigations, and computer forensic analysis as operational disciplines.

Appearing at
FST Auckland
19 August 2020
  • Virtual Conference
Strengthening Defences and Data Protection New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy 2019 has highlighted how collaboration between individuals, businesses and communities is crucial to securing New Zealand’s digital economy and growth. As the financial services industry faces increasingly complex and modernised...