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HID Global Names Bridget Burke as Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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News Highlights

  • New Chief Information Officer role leads HID Global's business applications, data networking and customer information programs.
  • Burke also serves as Chief Security Officer responsible for the company's security policy compliance.
  • Role is part of company's Genuine HID commitment to enhance the customer experience by driving innovation that aligns its IT and business strategies with customer requirements.

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced Bridget Burke has joined the company as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). With a goal of enhancing overall information capabilities, Ms. Burke is responsible for HID Global's business applications, data networking and infrastructure and customer information programs. Burke will also serve as Chief Security Officer (CSO) responsible for overseeing the company's security policy compliance.

With over 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," said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global. "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," said Ms. Burke. "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.

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About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company's served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. Primary brands are ActivIdentity®, EasyLobby®, FARGO® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com/

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Jeremy Hyatt Director, Global Public Relations 949-732-2177 jhyatt@hidglobal.com

Source: HID Global