Today BlackBerry announced the appointment of David Kleidermacher, the Company's new Chief Security Officer. Kleidermacher will be responsible for the global Product Security organization, leading efforts to ensure BlackBerry's continued leadership in secure enterprise mobility. Kleidermacher brings more than 20 years of strategy and product engineering experience to the role, including expertise in securing connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). For a more in depth look at the new BlackBerry security guru, head on over to the Inside BlackBerry Blog where you can learn more about David and what he brings to BlackBerry and security.
Mr. Kleidermacher assumes responsibility for the global Product Security organization, leading efforts to ensure BlackBerry’s continued leadership in secure enterprise mobility. He will oversee a number of key initiatives, including security-specific research and product development, and BlackBerry’s product certification and approval program. Mr. Kleidermacher brings more than 20 years of strategy and product engineering experience to the role, including expertise in operating systems, high assurance software development techniques, mobile device security and the Internet of Things (IoT).
“David is an outstanding addition to our best-in-class security team, and he will help extend BlackBerry’s gold standard of security as we work with customers to meet new cybersecurity challenges,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry. “In particular, David’s knowledge of securing the Internet of Things and embedded systems will be invaluable as we execute on our strategy and continue to expand our management of the world’s mobile endpoints.”
BlackBerry has a long-standing commitment to advancing mobile security and protecting customer data and privacy. The Company has more than 70 government certifications and approvals, more than any other mobile vendor, and is the only provider to offer secure and encrypted voice, text and messaging.
Mr. Kleidermacher most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software. He holds patents and patents pending in the areas of software development tools, mobile security and IoT technology. Mr. Kleidermacher is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is the author of “Embedded Systems Security: Practical Methods for Safe and Secure Software and Systems Development.”