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:
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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