High-profile data breaches have made major headlines and escalated public concern about securing sensitive data. Not only are hackers more sophisticated, but they also have more access points than in the past – devices of all types, including computers, tablets and smartphones, are at risk. As a result, it’s more critical than ever to vigilantly protect our nation’s most valuable digital assets, particularly government information that impacts national security.
This week at FOSE – the largest conference for government technology professionals – the issues of cybersecurity and data protection are top of mind. Attendees will hear about a range of emerging technologies developed to prepare agencies for the most complex security challenges that they’ve ever faced.
We always look forward to attending FOSE to listen to the government’s evolving needs and discussing how BlackBerry can rise to meet these challenges. During this year’s event, we’ll be at booth 1109 speaking to technology decision-makers in the U.S. government that are at a critical juncture as they face the difficult task of securing infrastructure while juggling increased demands from employees seeking access to work-related data at any time or location.
Our goal is to remain the “one stop shop” for trusted end-to-end mobile security. We know how to keep organizations’ data secure – we’ve been doing it longer and better than anyone else – and we have also been a valued partner to government agencies for more than a decade. Because of this experience, we know that cooperation between government entities and the private sector is key to finding the best solutions to maintaining the integrity of technology infrastructures and highly sensitive information.
In just the past few months, BlackBerry reached two milestones by achieving additional government certifications for our mobility platform:
- In March, Secure Work Space for iOS and Android became Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certified. This means security-conscious organizations, including U.S. and Canadian government agencies, can confidently separate sensitive corporate data from personal content.
- Immediately following the FIPS certification, BlackBerry 10 became the first and only mobility solution to earn the coveted Full Operational Capability (FOC) designation that enables technology to be used on U.S. Department of Defense Networks.
With these security validations, BlackBerry remains the trusted partner of governments across the globe.
If you’re attending the show in person, stop by to see us – and check out our Govies Awards, the Gold-winning BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) and Platinum honoree Secure Work Space for iOS and Android – at booth 1109.