Tech PR veteran Paul Bergevin has joined IBM in the new post of VP-cybersecurity communications.

paul-bergevinBased in Washington, he will work with IBM's security team to create overall cybersecurity policy for Big Blue and communicate with government officials and regulators about the need to deal with the threat posed by cybercrime.

Most recently, Bergevin was global communications general manager at Intel in Silicon Valley.

Earlier, he led Edelman's global tech practice and held posts at Citigate Cunningham and Certive.

Bergevin reports to Mike Fay, VP-communications.

IBM is in the midst of Project Chrome, which will result in the layoff of thousands of workers in what the company calls "workforce rebalancing."

CEO Ginni Rometty posted more disappointing financial results in Q4 as net income dropped 11 percent to $5.5B on a 12 percent sales decline to $24.1B.

Terry Anderson, formerly VP of global comms. at VMWare and Cisco Systems, took over Bergevin’s role at Intel as VP of global comms.