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.
BlackBerry commits to UN Sustainable Development Goals
BlackBerry has announced it has expanded its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of its commitment BlackBerry is investing in initiatives that enable access to clean water for the global communities the company serves.
Dedrone and BlackBerry counter unauthorised drones
BlackBerry has announced it has partnered with Dedrone, to deliver advanced counter-drone technology to secure the world’s most critical sites.
BlackBerry Spark Suite to provide intelligent security
BlackBerry has announced availability of BlackBerry Spark Suites, offering enterprises a range of tailored cyber security and endpoint management options to help protect data, minimise risk, and reduce cost and complexity.
QNX Black Channel Communications Technology launched
BlackBerry has announced the launch of QNX Black Channel Communications Technology, a new software solution that OEMs and embedded software developers can use to ensure safe data communication exchanges within their safety-critical systems.
EPP and EDR capabilities with new platform enhancements
BlackBerry has announced new product enhancements to the Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) pillars of its BlackBerry Spark platform. Key features include single-agent deployment, custom role-based access controls and accelerated incident investigation with the release of CylanceOPTICS v2.4.
Zero trust architecture designed for Unified Endpoint Security
BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Spark platform with a new Unified Endpoint Security (UES) layer which can work with BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) to deliver zero trust security.
The modern workforce equipped with new digital workplace
BlackBerry has announced BlackBerry Digital Workplace, a secure robust workspace that provides users simple and secure online and offline access to corporate on-premise or cloud content including Microsoft Office 365 resources.