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BlackBerry Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

BlackBerry expanded its executive bench with the promotions of BlackBerry Cylance VP John McClurg to BlackBerry chief information security officer (CISO) and Christopher Hummel, BlackBerry VP of IT and Business Application Solutions to BlackBerry chief information officer (CIO), effective 26 October. Both McClurg and Hummel will report directly to John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO.

As CISO, McClurg will lead all aspects of BlackBerry’s information security programme globally, ensuring the development and implementation of cyber-security policies and procedures across all divisions and corporate functions. McClurg will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and reporting on information security risks to the executive team, and serve as a company evangelist of best practices in cyber-security.

McClurg brings a diverse background of academic, government, and business experience to his new role.

As CIO, Hummel will serve as a transformational leader within BlackBerry, responsible for providing insights to the executive leadership on key technological innovations, ensuring IT considerations drive key initiatives across the company, and maintaining the highest level of enterprise security and employee privacy.

Hummel brings over 20 years of IT leadership experience that includes service delivery, project management, network integration, and new business development across international locations to the CIO role. He joined Blackberry nearly 10 years ago.―Telecompaper

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