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Cyber Security

BlackBerry pulls in government contract with NCI Agency for security platform

The SecuSUITE multi-platform technology provides protection against threats to national security level communications.

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The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) awarded security accreditation to BlackBerry’s (NYSE:BB) (TSX:BB) SecuSUITE for Government for use in official NATO secure communications.

The SecuSUITE multi-platform technology provides protection against threats to national security level communications. It also has applications for both governments and businesses, allowing politicians and CEOs can use it to protect their privacy.

“Recent world events have emphasized the importance of watertight communications security. Information in the wrong hands can be dynamite and the NATO alliance is keenly aware of how important it is to secure their mobile communication flows to protect its people and operations. Receiving NATO accreditation underlines NATO’s trust in our technology and we’re honored to continue our support for the organization’s work,” said Christoph Erdmann, senior vice president of Secusmart at BlackBerry.

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry has expanded from its original purpose of providing high quality cellphones into a global security enterprise. During its transformation, it grew to secure more than 500 million endpoints, including over 195 million vehicles. Additionally it uses artificial intelligence and machine learning in the cybersecurity, safety and data privacy industries. It’s also a leader in endpoint security and management, encryption and embedded systems.

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Communications security accreditation

The suite supports end to end encryption for both voice and text. It also secures one-to-one calls, group calls and messaging across international networks. SecuSUITE also protects calls from foreign networks to any standard mobile or VoIP phone.

The NCI Agency supports work and communication between NATO’s member nations.

The information shared regularly between NATO member nations is a heavily classified nature and it’s important all communications remain secure. That’s where BlackBerry comes in. As a result, NCI Agency has awarded SecuSUITE security accreditation for its high level secure communications suite. Additionally, it gives the global NATO network the ability to extend the suite as an option for its critical communications.

“Security is imperative in times of peace and conflict, and we need to be confident that calls and messages sent within the NATO alliance remain completely confidential at all times,” said Jean-Paul Massart, chief of NATO Digital Workplace at the NCI Agency.

“This is particularly true of secure communications, where our cyber-defense strategy has a particular focus. BlackBerry SecuSUITE enables our teams to use their smartphones for secure, encrypted contact inside and outside of the network, whatever their location,” Massart added.

BlackBerry Secusmart will be demonstrating SecuSUITE at NATO Edge 2022, 25-27 October, at the Lotto Expo in Mons, Belgium.


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