Chris Hickman

Vice President of Managed Services

Chris Hickman is the vice president of managed services at Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS). Chris is responsible for developing and assisting in the deployment of Authentication and Encryption solutions including, Managed Public Key Infrastructures, Smart Cards & Tokens and Certificate Management solutions.

Chris has a deep understanding of an organization’s need to balance security with a practical approach to certificate management and strong authentication solutions. During his time at CSS, Chris has assisted many Fortune 500 companies in implementing certificate management products and processes to minimize the operational overhead required to deploy certificate and smart cards, while strengthening their security posture and their ability to protect and manage their information technology assets.

Prior to joining CSS, Chris was director of technical services at Alacris, an Ottawa based smartcard management company, which was sold to Microsoft and is now part of the Forefront Identity Management product offerings. Chris has been involved in international standards development with organizations such as the open group, IEFT and ISO.

Personal Highlights – Chris lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife Amanda. He enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter Danica. In his spare time, he works on his classic cars and enjoys photography.