It is a truth that most of us would forget so quickly. Technological trends, such as business mobility and the Internet of things, attract not only productivity, but also those with darker motives. I’m talking about piracy, malware, data breaches and more. The annual cost of data breaches now stands at around $ 400 billion, and could rise to $ 2.1 trillion worldwide by 2019.
Companies know that the need for better security has never been so pressing. The same goes for BlackBerry. That is why we have dedicated ourselves to securing, connecting and mobilizing the Company of Things. That is why we have unified our software portfolio in one of the most complete security offers in the market. That’s why we launched our highly regarded Professional Cybersecurity Services Practice and is associated with leading security consultants such as Giuliani Partners.
And that is why we are proud to announce that we have signed a new agreement with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings. A global provider of billions of dollars in insurance and reinsurance solutions, Allied World will incorporate our BlackBerry SHIELD security self-assessment tool into its FrameWRX cyber risk management solution. Designed to help Allied World’s corporate insurers evaluate their network privacy and security measures, FrameWRX also connects them with a select group of providers to address any problems they discover.
As part of this platform, BlackBerry SHIELD will allow Allied World policyholders to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of their mobile security practices and practices. By evaluating both technical controls and administrative controls, an insured can identify areas of weakness and recommendations for risk mitigation. Once the evaluation is completed, they can enlist BlackBerry, the leader in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), to help them address those weaknesses.
An organization whose physical security needs improvement, for example, could work with BlackBerry to do the following:
- Simulate real-world attack vectors by connecting devices to the BlackBerry wireless test network.
• Perform unauthenticated attacks against the device to simulate the theft of a device.
• Examine the mobile device from an authenticated perspective to determine if confidential data can be accessed.
• Try to subvert the controls of the operating system, access the data stored in the devices and endanger the customer’s network.
With more than 80 security certifications, the vast majority of G20 governments as clients and a portfolio of solutions trusted by some of the world’s most secure agencies, BlackBerry are dedicated to helping in the fight against cybercrime, however, it may manifest itself. Our partnership with Giuliani Partners and our agreement with Allied World are two great advances in that regard. Together with our partners, we are better equipped than ever to protect, connect and protect the world and your data with it.