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BlackBerry buys Encription

BlackBerry buys UK-based security firm Encription Limited
BlackBerry buys Encription
Not long after this acquisition, the company formerly known as RIM plans to build a unit around consulting.

In addition to its struggles in the smartphone market, BlackBerry is also focused on the enterprise sector. In this area of the industry, there is always much more than just devices, as businesses spend a lot to ensure their private data is as secure as possible and stays that way. BlackBerry has just acquired UK-based Encription Limited and this purchase lays the foundation for the company's Professional Cybersecurity Services.

According to the official blog post about this new service, Encription is entrusted with the CESG CHECK IT and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications, specializing in penetration testing and more. BlackBerry's new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice will provide the following:

  • strategic security
  • technical security
  • automotive and IoT security
  • detection, testing and analysis

While BlackBerry only had 15 employees in charge of security services internally, Encription has 40 employees. Unfortunately, the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, and BlackBerry does not reveal much about the future at this point, only writing that "Detailed integration planning is now under way and we can’t wait to get started."

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-24 (Update: 2016-02-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.