Chris Bender
Chris Bender
Vice President - Secure Communications

12 years+ experience in Security Engineering

International Experience

  • Canada, US, Europe, and the Middle East

Education and Certifications

  • Software Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

Employment History

  • Director, Security Engineering, Touchstone ID, Waterloo, ON
  • Director, Security Engineering, Motorola (a Google company), Waterloo, ON
  • Director, Security Engineering, BlackBerry (Research In Motion), Waterloo, ON
  • Manager, Security Product Management, BlackBerry (Research In Motion), Waterloo, ON

Cyber Security - Related Experience

  • Built BlackBerry 10 to meet the security standards in the USA, UK, NATO, Germany, etc.
  • Led the team responsible for defining and implementing the security model of BlackBerry 10
  • Co-invented, productised a manufacturing security model for high security

Achievements and awards

  • Listed as inventor on 34 cases; 23 published and 11 granted (as of October 2013). Specifically, 15 related to BlackBerry Balance, two related to secure manufacturing.