Android Security Director is leaving for Nest, will be replaced by former Blackberry Chief


Google is shifting some people around in the Android and Nest divisions. Adrian Ludwig has been the Director of Android Security for the last 6 years. He’s now moving to a similar position at Nest as the Director of Security and Privacy.

Dave Kleidermacher will be taking over the Android role for Adrian. Previously, Dave was at Blackberry as the Chief Security Officer, but he joined Google in 2017. Security was always a big selling point for Blackberry, so it seems Android is in good hands. This shuffle also seems good for Nest, as security for home devices is beginning to be a very important issue.

Here’s Adrian’s full statement from Google+:

It’s a new year, so I thought I’d let you in on a recent change for me. Over the last month, I’ve taken on a new role at Alphabet as Director of Security and Privacy for Nest. Security and privacy are critical for Nest’s products and users, and I’m thrilled to have the chance to help Nest build great user experiences and provide a guiding light as the entire IoT industry focuses attention on these issues.

As part of this, I have also handed off Android Security to Dave Kleidermacher and the rest of the Android Security team. This is a big change for me — Android Security has been one of the most amazing journeys of my life. I have an incredibly long list of people to thank for your effort, commitment, support and investment in Android security over the last 6+ years. I’m looking forward to seeing the advances in Android (and Nest) Security in 2018 and beyond!


Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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