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Bob Nardelli

The gold standard in privacy

"I've been in business over 44-plus years -- at General Electric, Chrysler, Home Depot," said Bob Nardelli one of America's great captains of industry. "And BlackBerry has always been the gold standard. It's never let me down."

BlackBerry has always been the gold standard. It's never let me down.

During his nearly 30 years at GE he quadrupled operating profits for GE Power Systems; and then doubled the size of Home Depot as its CEO. He also helped save Chrysler when the American automobile industry began to collapse. He now runs his own private equity firm.

More aware than most of concerns plaguing the business community, Mr. Nardelli went on to explain, that the issue of privacy is more topical and important than it has ever been before. "A recent survey by EY revealed that one of the top five concerns in the boardroom today is the risk of a cyber-attack," he said, "These days it's not if but when a company will be infiltrated."

As a result, he went on, today many major businesses have created a new position, appointing what they call a Chief Risk Officer whose main priority is to oversee just these privacy concerns. "There is an increased awareness of hackers and it's not just at the corporate level, individual consumers are as concerned and aware that security is more important than ever before."

[...] one of the top five concerns in the boardroom today is the risk of a cyber-attack. These days it's not if but when a company will be infiltrated.

"From the earliest days of mobile communication I've been a BlackBerry fan," he added. "My longtime loyalty is because of the confidentiality, privacy and the security it provides."

My longtime loyalty is because of the confidentiality, privacy and the security it provides.