BlackBerry today announced the launch of its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice designed to offer organizations new consulting services, tools and best practices to thwart cybersecurity risks. Cybersecurity is a persistent and increasing business risk for organizations that depend on mobile endpoints that connect through networked and cloud-enabled platforms.
BlackBerry says that its new cybersecurity consulting services and tools, combined with its existing security solutions will help the company's customers identify the latest cybersecurity threats, develop risk appropriate mitigation strategies, implement and maintain IT security standards and techniques and defend against the risk of future attacks.
BlackBerry’s new global Professional Cybersecurity Services practice will address:
- Strategic Security: best practices in IT operation ranging across enterprise mobility management and cloud services.
- Technical Security: technical assistance for infrastructure and product development lifecycle.
- Automotive and IoT Security: security consulting services as the rapid commercialization of IoT solutions makes security and privacy a top priority.
- Detection, Testing and Analysis: threat detection and mitigation penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and incident response analysis. This includes forensic services, business security status via IT health checks, training, regulatory compliance and security breach management through incident response.
As part of the new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice, BlackBerry acquired UK-based Encription Limited. The acquisition of Encription was completed on February 19, 2016. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.