BlackBerry launches Cybersecurity Consulting services

By Jonathan Dyble
Canadian technology giant BlackBerry has announced the launch of its new general data protection regulation (GDPR) and automotive Cybersecurity Consulti...

Canadian technology giant BlackBerry has announced the launch of its new general data protection regulation (GDPR) and automotive Cybersecurity Consulting services, aimed at mitigating public security risks.

GDPR will be introduced by the European Union in May 2018, demanding major changes to the ways organisations utilise and store personally identifiable information (PII). Within the launch of its new cybersecurity services, BlackBerry will provide businesses with guidance through the transitional process.

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"Having been engaged with the EU Justice Directorate-General since 2012, we understand the GDPR requirements and have developed expertise to help address the full range of GDPR implications for enterprises, from situational assessment to offering Data Protection Officer (DPO)-as-a-service," said Carl Wiese, Global Head of Sales, BlackBerry. 

Further, in line with BlackBerry’s recent inroads into the automotive vehicle market having partnered with Delphi on the development of automated software last month, BlackBerry is offering a new service that will look to eliminate security threats posed to autonomous and connected vehicles.

BlackBerry estimates that with there already being 112mn connected vehicles around the world, the global market for automotive cybersecurity will grow to $759mn by 2023.

"When it comes to connected cars, there is no safety without security," Weise continued.

"BlackBerry's cybersecurity consulting practice builds on decades of experience in information security, data protection and cyber-resilience to support our clients in protecting their most valuable assets. As hacking evolves and new threats arise, our new cybersecurity consulting services will help play a critical role in the development of secure connected and autonomous vehicles."

BlackBerry will work with Spring Cloud, a prominent supplier of AI driving platforms in South Korea, becoming the first partner on its new cybersecurity consulting service initiative.

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