BlackBerry Joins the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

Aug 12, 2015, 09:15 ET from National Cyber Security Alliance

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on helping all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, today announced that BlackBerry Corporation, a global leader in mobile communications, has joined the organization.

BlackBerry brings NCSA sector-leading expertise in software, hardware and Internet of Things security. The company delivers an end-to-end secure platform for mobile communications, and is the only provider with secure and encrypted voice, text, messaging and enterprise file-synch-and-share capabilities. BlackBerry has earned over 70 government certifications and approvals, more than any other mobile vendor, and its technology is trusted by enterprises and governments around the world.

"Organizations and consumers increasingly rely on mobile technology, but they may not fully understand the security and privacy considerations that come with untethered, unlimited access to information," said Michael Kaiser, NCSA's Executive Director. "BlackBerry has made secure mobility a priority and knows how to keep individuals, enterprises and government agencies safe by keeping their data secure. We welcome the unique perspective that BlackBerry brings to the NCSA, and we look forward to working with BlackBerry to solve  cybersecurity challenges, particularly as they relate to mobility and the Internet of Things."

"In a highly-connected world, security and privacy are paramount, and the world's most security-conscious organizations depend on BlackBerry's solutions to keep their data safe and their information private," said Edward Hearst, Vice President of U.S. Government Business Development at BlackBerry, who will join the NCSA board. "Through our collaboration with NCSA, we can share BlackBerry's knowledge and insights to further advance efforts to ensure that the mobile experience is safe and secure for users, no matter what devices they have or information they access."

About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the nation's leading nonprofit public-private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the Internet and digital privacy. Working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), private sector sponsors and nonprofit collaborators to promote cybersecurity awareness, NCSA board members include representatives from ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, BlackBerry, Comcast Corporation, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, Logical Operations, Microsoft, PayPal, PKWARE, Raytheon, Symantec, Verizon and Visa. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors, NCSA's mission is to educate and empower digital citizens to use the Internet securely and safely, protect themselves and the technology they use, and safeguard the digital assets we all share. NCSA leads initiatives for STOP.THINK.CONNECT., a global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online; Data Privacy Day, celebrated annually on January 28 and National Cyber Security Awareness Month, launched every October. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.

About BlackBerry
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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