Senior Vice President & CISO
John McClurg serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer. He engages the industry around the globe on today’s risk challenges and how BlackBerry uniquely mitigates them with the application of AI & machine learning.
Before joining Blackberry, McClurg served as Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large at Cylance; CSO at Dell; Vice President of Global Security at Honeywell International; Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories; and in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as a twice-decorated member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he held an assignment with the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a Branch Chief charged with establishing a Cyber-Counterintelligence program within the DOE’s newly created Office of Counterintelligence.
McClurg was voted one of America’s 25 most influential security professionals; holds a J.D. Degree from Brigham Young University; is a member of the Utah Bar Association; Co-chaired the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State; is a Special Advisor to the FBI’s Office of the Private Sector; and served as the founding Chairman of the International Security Foundation. He also holds an MA in Organizational Behavior, BS and BA degrees in University Studies and Philosophy from Brigham Young, and advanced doctoral studies in Philosophical Hermeneutics at UNC-Chapel Hill and UCLA. McClurg also currently serves as a Fellow at Utah Valley University’s Center for National Security Studies.