Ex-HP chief executive officer Carly Fiorina is joining the board of computer security company Cybertrust.
Fiorina, 51, was ousted from HP at the beginning of the year after losing the confidence of the board over her strategies for the business.
Since then, she has kept a relatively low profile.
Fiorina led HP’s $19bn (£11bn) acquisition of Compaq in 2002, but the company struggled to deliver bottom line results from the merger.
Cybertrust is one of the world’s largest information security companies. It was brought in to investigate this year’s big data breach at CardSystems, the credit card processor that left the account information of more than 40m cardholders exposed to fraud.