BlackBerry Announces New Initiative to Outsmart Cyber Bullies

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FREMONT, CA: BlackBerry expands its research and development efforts to innovate and improve digital security with the launch of ‘Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence’ (CHACE). The company believes lying in wait of a cyber attack and pushing security patches post the damage isn’t worthy anymore.

A number of academic institutions and industry experts have voiced their support for BlackBerry’s latest security innovation initiative. CHACE will work closely with the healthcare community to address security threats pertaining to the latest medical devices and applications.

“BlackBerry is assisting Diabetes Technology Society to foster the high assurance security processes and standards needed to turn promise into reality for patients with diabetes and other diseases,” says David Klonoff, M.D., President, Diabetes Technology Society and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

CHACE will also contribute to strengthen the efficacy of BlackBerry’s security solutions in preventing the vulnerabilities and it would also help other products and services with its high assurance security research.

BlackBerry’s latest security initiative has garnered support from various from senior academicians. By taking institutions on board in research, the company can tap into the young talent to disrupt the security market as BlackBerry strives to realize solutions that achieve damage prevention rather than damage recovery.

"Cybersecurity education and applied research is a priority at Cal Poly,” said Debra Larson, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. “The school’s new Cybersecurity Center reflects our goal to be at the forefront of preparing the next generation of engineers to ensure the safety of cyberspace in our technologically interconnected world – as well as enhance the user experience of navigating that world. BlackBerry’s Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence is creating exciting new opportunities for university and industry collaborations on this new frontier of innovation, economic activity and security."