Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 11

NEWS

BlackBerry secures group phone calls from highrisk eavesdropping

BlackBerry has announced its SecuSUITE for government offering now provides certified end-to-end encryption of all group phone calls and instant messages for governments and enterprises alike .

The global pandemic has forced millions of employees into working from home . To avoid disruption , teams are turning to group calling methods to ensure Business Continuity , however most are vulnerable to threat actors .
Enterprises and government officials around the globe are increasingly being targeted by co-ordinated eavesdropping attacks . SecuSUITE protects these individuals against identity spoofing , metadata harvesting and communications interceptions which can compromise sensitive discussions and major operations .
David Wiseman , Vice President Marketing and Secure Communications , BlackBerry , said : “ We are delighted to now offer secure group calling in a system that is certified by NIAP and NSA CSfC . This is a huge advantage for governments and organizations that are distributed internationally and require top secret-grade encryption for their communications .”
With a global track record for providing certified , true end-toend encrypted solutions for Android and iOS , SecuSUITE for government technology is protecting 18 governments worldwide against electronic eavesdropping , from unclassified through to top secret clearance levels .
SecuSUITE has been certified in accordance with the Common Criteria , assuring government agencies of the security of their mobile communications .

77 % of Americans believe their company has security gaps

Nearly eight in 10 Americans ( 77 %) believe their company has gaps in its current security tools , according to Lynx Software Technologies survey findings .

Lynx , an innovator in modern platform software technologies , commissioned a survey of 500 Americans in managerial and executive roles that sought their opinions on the security of their companies and industry as a whole . models are here to stay , and organizations need to ensure not only that their corporate network infrastructure is secure , but also verify that every endpoint – from printers at HQ , to laptops and tablets in each employee ’ s home – are protected as well .”
While respondents indicated that their company has currently invested money in security ( 65 %), remote workforce tools
( 56 %) and Industry 4.0 advancements ( 44 %), one in five said their company is not spending enough on security in the next year .
While respondents indicated that their company has currently invested money in security ( 65 %), remote workforce tools ( 56 %) and Industry 4.0 advancements ( 44 %), one in five said their company is not spending enough on security in the next year .
The results found that 89 % are concerned about external security threats to their company and nearly the same amount , 86 %, are concerned about threats from inside .
“ Now more than ever , it is incredibly important that employees feel like they can trust the security of their corporate networks ,” said Arun Subbarao , Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Lynx Software Technologies . “ Remote and hybrid work
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