Canada’s mobile communications behemoth BlackBerry is bolstering its mobile security prowess.
As we understand, David Kleidermacher has joined the Company as Chief Security Officer.
According to an announcement from the smartphone maker, Kleidermacher assumes responsibility for the global Product Security organization, leading efforts “to ensure BlackBerry’s continued leadership in secure enterprise mobility.”
In the coming days, he will begin overseeing security-specific research and product development, and BlackBerry’s product certification and approval program.
“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, 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.”