BLACKBERRY LAUNCHES NEW PROFESSIONAL CYBERSECURITY SERVICES PRACTICE TO EXPAND PORTFOLIO
Tackling the Risky Business of Cybersecurity: BlackBerry Launches New Services Practice
At BlackBerry, we are constantly working to do more for our enterprise customers, especially when it comes to securing their increasingly digital and interconnected mobile world. Today, we’re happy to announce a new consulting practice, the Professional Cybersecurity Services, to our security portfolio that will assess and thwart cybersecurity risks for organizations.
Cyber threats are pervasive in today’s increasingly interconnected, mobile and cloud-enabled environment. It’s estimated that the global economy takes a $400 billion hit every year due to data breaches. This astronomical cost will only increase as certain industry sectors, such as automotive, are dealing with cyber-attacks and threats for the first time. BlackBerry’s Professional Cybersecurity Practice is intended to directly address this challenge.
As part of the new service, we have acquired UK-based Encription Limited. They will be an impactful addition to our consulting practice as they bring years of deep experience in cybersecurity consulting. Among other things, Encription specializes in penetration testing – which means they can mimic the techniques of malicious hackers and take those learnings to educate and mitigate the cyber risks posed by criminal hackers. Encription is also entrusted by one of the UK government’s highest security standards with the CESG CHECK IT and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications.
The new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice will provide:
- Strategic Security: best practices in IT operation ranging across enterprise mobility management and cloud services.
- Technical Security: technical assistance for infrastructure and product development lifecycle.
- Automotive and IoT Security: security consulting services as the rapid commercialization of IoT solutions makes security and privacy a top priority.
- Detection, Testing and Analysis: threat detection and mitigation penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and incident response analysis. This includes forensic services, business security status via IT health checks, training, regulatory compliance and security breach management through incident response.
As threats increase, there is greater demand to combat the vulnerabilities. The creation of our Professional Cybersecurity Services practice and acquisition of Encription reinforces our commitment to customers to provide the industry’s most secure mobility solutions to help assess and mitigate risks.
Detailed integration planning is now under way and we can’t wait to get started. For more information about today’s announcement, visit BlackBerry.com.
By: Marty Beard
Security Begins at Home
INTRODUCING DIGITAL FORENSICS
INTRODUCING ETHICAL HACKING
Cyber Scheme course to be held at National Cyber Skills Centre
Encription are pleased to announce that our March 2014 Cyber Scheme Team Member (CSTM) course will be run from the National Cyber Skills Centre in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Delivered by active penetration testers with real world experience, you will find yourself in a fascinating and engaging environment that will prepare you for the role of pen tester.
For more information about our CSTM course please click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Cyber Skills Centre is located on the Malvern Hills Science Park, situated on a 10 acre site at the foot of the Malvern Hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. For more information about the venue please visit http://mhsp.co.uk/location.html
CYBER CHALLENGE UPDATE
GOVERNMENT INNOVATION VOUCHER
Encription Ltd are pleased to announce the following:
The Government/Technology Strategy Board have released a scheme to assist SME’s with accessing specialist skills and services.
They have released a voucher for IT Security services:
A company can apply for a £5000 voucher to spend with any business that is certified by CESG for CLAS, CHECK, CCP, Tiger or Crest
The scheme operates under the following guidelines:
The applicant must not have worked with us before
You must have a specific project requiring specialised services
You must be a sole trader or SME (i.e. turnover of equal to or less than £50m)
You can only apply for a voucher once, any VAT element must be paid by the yourselves
The company must be registered in the UK and have a valid business bank account
You would need to nominate us as your supplier during the application stage
NB: We are NOT allowed to apply on behalf of a client
Application process is as follows:
100 vouchers are released on a quarterly basis. The deadline for applications for the next two quarters are 24th July 2013 and 23rd October 2013.
All applications will be assessed on their merits. Those that are successful will be granted a voucher for
There are further details in the following link:
2013 Cyber Security Challenge UK
Encription Ltd is a Gold Sponsor for the 2013 Cyber Security Challenge UK. This national initiative springs from the Government’s request to try to attract more people in to the field of IT Security, due to a shortage of experts in cyber security.
During 2013 the Cyber Security Challenge has run a series of virtual competitions, then face to face heats with career enabling prizes. Encription Ltd has provided 5 places on our 5 day QSTM course, which trains people to become a fully-fledged penetration tester.
In September 2013 a pilot will commence to encourage young people in to this field, which is being delivered to around 2,000 schools around England and Wales. See link below for further details:
Encription is now an Approved Training Provider under the MoD ELC Scheme
Encription Ltd is now an Approved training provider under the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme.