HID names new VP Bridget Burke its CSO

HID Global this week announced Bridget Burke has joined the company as Vice President, Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). With a goal of enhancing overall information capabilities, Ms. Burke is responsible for overseeing the company's security policy compliance, as well as its business applications, data networking and infrastructure, and customer information programs.

With more than 25 years of experience defining and implementing customer-focused technology and security initiatives on a large scale, Ms. Burke brings a unique combination of IT and security expertise coupled with her perspective as an HID Global end-user customer.

"Creating the new role of CIO is part of our Genuine HID commitment to enhance the customer experience by driving innovation that aligns our IT and business strategies, streamlines our information systems and extends HID Global's scalability to address current and future customer requirements," Denis Hébert, HID president and CEO, said in a statement. "With Bridget's proven success in leading global IT strategy and programs, her information technology and security leadership will be a great asset for HID Global at this stage of our development and lead us to the next level of growth."

"Joining HID Global as CIO at this exciting time at the company is an exceptional opportunity," Ms. Burke said in the release. "HID Global has built a solid global reputation as a technology and industry leader in the secure identity industry and is known as a trusted source for innovative products, services and solutions. I am looking forward to being part of this dynamic team as HID Global addresses tremendous opportunities."

Prior to joining HID Global, Ms. Burke held roles as CTO for United Technologies, Director of Program Management (CIO office/Police Department) at Harvard University, a number of senior IT roles at Columbia University and is the co-founder of Gryphon Software Corporation. She presently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Information Technology Security Council of ASIS International.