BlackBerry Ltd Hires New Chief Security Officer

The new security chief will advance initiatives to ensure BlackBerry’s leadership position in secure enterprise mobility

BlackBerry announced the appointment of David Kleidermacher as new chief security officer today.  He replaced Scott Totzke, who vacated his position last summer to join Huawei.

Kleidermacher will be responsible in overseeing that global product security organization of BlackBerry. He will also lead initiatives to ensure that BlackBerry will maintain its leadership position in secure enterprise mobility.

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Some of the key initiatives that will be supervised Kleidermacher include BlackBerry’s security-specific research and product development, product certification and approval program.

Outstanding addition to BlackBerry security team

According to BlackBerry, Kleidermacher has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and product engineering. He is expert in operating systems, high assurance software development techniques, mobile device security and the Internet of Things (IoT).

In a statement, BlackBerry CEO John Chen commented that Kleidermacher is an” outstanding addition” to the company’s best-in-class security team.

Chen believes that the new security chief will help extend BlackBerry’s gold stand of security as they work with customers to meet the new challenges in cybersecurity.

“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,” said Chen.

Kleidermacher recently served as chief technology officer at Green Hills Software. He holds patents and pending patents in the areas of software development tools, mobile security and IoT technology.

BlackBerry is committed to advancing mobile security

BlackBerry is committed to advancing mobile security, protecting customer data and privacy.

The Canadian technology company received more than 70 government certifications and approvals. It is the only company offering secure and encrypted voice, text and messaging.  The heads of different governments including President Barack Obama is using a highly-secured BlackBerry phone.

BlackBerry recently explained that that foundation of its security is the Hardware Root Trust.  Every time a BlackBerry device boots up, it runs through a complex and unique series of checks to ensure the integrity of each component.