BlackBerry brings secure smartphone tech to IoT devices
Tue 8 Jan 2019
Former phonemaker to license secure technology to manufacturers to improve safety and security of IoT devices
BlackBerry is jumping into the IoT space to boost the security of connected devices, it announced at CES Monday.
Despite their burgeoning popularity approximately 80 percent of consumers in the U.S, U.K and Canada do not trust their internet-connected devices to secure their data and privacy, according to a recent survey conducted by Blackberry.
Additionally, when asked about future purchases, respondents said they were more likely to choose a product or do business with a company that had a strong reputation for data security and privacy.
To help address this trust-gap BlackBerry is licensing its secure software framework to IoT manufacturers to help them securely build IoT devices, essentially allowing manufacturers to outsource their cybersecurity research and technology to BlackBerry, which has a proven track record in mobile security.
Once a manufacturer has produced a device, Blackberry will then ….