As CEO of BehavioSec (www.behaviosec.com), Dr. Neil Costigan leads the company strategy to deliver innovative behavioral biometric technology, protecting consumer transactions, payments and financial firms from fraud and theft. For more than 25 years, Neil has facilitated the growth and success of several venture-backed startups and global technology corporations spanning the U.S and E.U.
A cryptographer by training, his career expanded to include software development, executive leadership and entrepreneurship. He holds an extensive portfolio of patents and serves as Principal Investigator for BehavioSec’s U.S. DOD DARPA projects. Prior to BehavioSec, Neil was VP for R&D at Smart Card manufacturer Gemplus (now Gemalto) and Co-founder/CTO at PKI specialists Celo Communications (Celo).
Neil holds a PhD (2009) for his thesis on Elliptic Curve Cryptography on Modern Processor Architectures and has developed a number of commercial security applications. He frequently presents on innovation, cryptography and network security.