BlackBerry 2021 Annual Threat Report uncovers breadth of COVID-19 exploitation
BlackBerry has released the 2021 BlackBerry Threat Report, detailing a sharp rise in cyber threats facing organisations since the onset of COVID-19. The research shows a cyber crime industry which not only adapted to new digital habits, but also became increasingly successful in finding and targeting vulnerable organisations. The research also highlights a dangerous new shift in the cyber crime world, one where mercenaries and crimeware-as-a...
BlackBerry Jarvis named ‘Best In Breed’ tool
BlackBerry has announced that BlackBerry Jarvis, a software composition analysis tool, has been recognised as ‘Best in Breed’ by an Internal Research & Development project (IRAD).
How BlackBerry is upholding core values for Data Privacy Day
The COVID-19 pandemic and related events of the past year have created unprecedented challenges for businesses and individuals around the world and has driven organisations to rapidly transform the ways they engage with their customers, partners, and employees. By David Blonder, Senior Director, Legal & GDPR at BlackBerry
BlackBerry expands partnership with Baidu to power autonomous driving
BlackBerry has announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Baidu, whose high definition maps will run on the QNX Neutrino Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and will be mass-produced in the forthcoming GAC New Energy Aion models from the EV arm of GAC Group (Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.).
How to bring clarity to your critical communications strategy in 2021
If 2020 taught us anything it’s that an organisation needs to be able to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to pretty much anything in order to survive and prosper. The first step is understanding that organisational resilience is a strategic capability that goes way beyond just crisis management. By David Wiseman, VP Secure Communications at BlackBerry
BlackBerry IVY scalable intelligent vehicle data platform
Amazon Web Services and BlackBerry has announced a multi-year, global agreement to develop and market BlackBerry's Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform, IVY. BlackBerry IVY is a scalable, cloud-connected software platform that will allow automakers to provide a consistent and secure way to read vehicle sensor data, normalise it, and create actionable insights from that data both locally in the vehicle and in the cloud.
To succeed, enterprise cyber security needs IoT scale
There are few things in cyber security that aren’t up for endless debate. Yet one thing that is universally agreed upon is that anything with an Internet address can and will be attacked. We’ve certainly witnessed this happening on a large scale with the proliferation of Internet of things (IoT) devices in recent years, and we’re likely to see the scale and complexity of these attacks escalate in the years ahead. Written by&nbs...
New era of cyber crime | the BlackBerry Research Report: CostaRicto
During the past six months, the BlackBerry Research and Intelligence team have been monitoring a cyber-espionage campaign that is targeting disparate victims around the globe. The campaign, dubbed CostaRicto by BlackBerry, appears to be operated by 'hackers-for-hire', a group of APT mercenaries who possess bespoke malware tooling and complex VPN proxy and SSH tunnelling capabilities.
10 signs it’s time to review your endpoint protection
The ongoing trend of successful cyber attacks demonstrates that cyber security practices are not keeping pace with modern threats. Is your organisation well-defended, or living on borrowed time? Here are 10 signs to help you determine whether your endpoint protection is primed for action or ready for retirement.
AI mobile threat defence solution to protect against phishing attacks
BlackBerry has unveiled BlackBerry Protect Mobile, a new Mobile Threat Defence (MTD) solution that extends the powerful AI-based security in BlackBerry Protect to mobile devices. The solution provides security teams with unprecedented visibility into their mobile, desktop, and server endpoints from a single security console, which is critical during a time when remote workers are being targeted with mobile malware and phishing attacks.
Unified Endpoint Security solution for AI-powered cyber security
BlackBerry has announced BlackBerry Cyber Suite, the industry’s first, comprehensive, AI-powered Unified Endpoint Security (UES) solution that furthers BlackBerry’s leadership in AI. While other solutions on the market only address parts of the cybers ecurity challenge.
BlackBerry delivers user behaviour AI for cyber security
BlackBerry has announced BlackBerry Persona Desktop, a User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA) solution that uses advanced AI and machine learning to deliver continuous authentication to validate user identity in real time and protect against security breaches.
BlackBerry AtHoc expands dedicated EU data centres
BlackBerry has announced it is now providing dedicated EU instances of its BlackBerry AtHoc service, a leading networked crisis communication solution. BlackBerry AtHoc will enable customers to comply with EU data protection regulations and prepare for the upcoming Public Warning directives by localising personal data in additional data centres located in the Netherlands and France, as well as the existing one in the UK.
Top tips on returning to the workplace post-pandemic
As we look towards transitioning from the abrupt shift to social distancing and remote work back to the familiarity of our offices and communal spaces, it will be important to have the structures in place to successfully negotiate the complexities of diverse and evolving guidelines from hundreds of regional authorities. It will also require a high level of situational awareness to manage it effectively.
Reverse engineering tool to fight cyber security attacks
BlackBerry has announced it is making available a free open-source tool for cyber security professionals, called PE Tree that significantly reduces the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware. The announcement demonstrates BlackBerry’s continued commitment to the cyber security community in the fight against constantly evolving cyber threats.
Partnership to provide secure crisis communications
BlackBerry has announced an expanded partnership with Vodafone to offer BlackBerry AtHoc as its emergency alert and crisis communications solution. Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are the first two customers who have selected BlackBerry AtHoc to deliver secure communications and real time alerts through this partnership.
BlackBerry solutions address 96% of enterprise threat landscape
BlackBerry has announced findings from an independent Frost & Sullivan report which concludes that BlackBerry can secure all IoT endpoints, and upwards of 96% of all cyber threats. The report reviews the cyber threat landscape and the proportion of risks that BlackBerry’s suite of solutions protect enterprises against.
Crisis communications solutions introduced for all organisations
BlackBerry has introduced BlackBerry AtHoc Managed Service. BlackBerry AtHoc Managed Service delivers the full featured BlackBerry AtHoc system as a service managed and delivered by BlackBerry. The service allows any organisation, of any size, to quickly establish and maintain a crisis communications capability used traditionally by larger organisations.
BlackBerry QNX Software embedded in more than 175 million vehicles
BlackBerry has announced that its QNX software is now embedded in more than 175 million cars on the road today. This is an increase of 25 million cars since the company last reported its automotive footprint in June 2019.
BlackBerry and Intel partner to stop cryptojacking malware
BlackBerry has announced the release of BlackBerry Optics v2.5.1100 with cryptomining and cryptojacking malware detection for Intel-based commercial PCs. To detect advanced cryptojacking malware, the BlackBerry Optics Context Analysis Engine (CAE) leverages unique CPU telemetry from Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) to provide enterprises and SMBs unparalleled detection of cryptojacking attempts.