BlackBerry hires David Kleidermacher as Chief Security Officer

BlackBerry hires David Kleidermacher as Chief Security Officer
This morning, BlackBerry named David Kleidermacher as the manufacturer's Chief Security Officer. Kleidermacher's job is to keep BlackBerry focused on the secure enterprise market including the development of new products. He also will be in charge of product certification and approvals. BlackBerry has over 70 government certifications and approvals which leads all smartphone manufacturers. BlackBerry is also the only company in the industry to offer secure, encrypted calls and texts.

Kleidermacher has more than 20 years of product engineering and is well-versed in operating systems, mobile security and the Internet of Things. He comes to BlackBerry from Green Hills Software where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Considering the areas of his expertise, it should not be a surprise that Kleidermacher hold patents in IoT technology, software development and mobile security.

Besides the previously mentioned tasks, Kleidermacher will oversee security research and product development at BlackBerry. While working at Green Hills, he was the leader of the team that developed the INTEGRITY high reliability real-time operating system which received the highest security level ever obtained for an OS (even receiving clearance from the FAA). Kleidermacher sounds like a great (and natural) addition to the BlackBerry team.

via: Crackberry



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Security for the security.

2. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

It's very rare to see the words "Blackberry" and "hiring" in the same sentence. Cool.

3. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Black berry has hired a few executives since John took the helm.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22839; Member since: May 28, 2014

xtroid2k is correct. BlackBerry has hired quite a few execs since Chen took over. A few from his former company, Sybase.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3192; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Congratulations David, now don't go f*****g up BlackBerry's security.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22839; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice to see BlackBerry making such moves to further strengthen what is already the most secure platform in mobile.

7. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Blackberry should work with the NSA to provide more security. Oh, wait...

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22839; Member since: May 28, 2014

If you're trying to say that BlackBerry works with the NSA, then you're sadly mistaken.

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