Some people never let BlackBerry go. Their reward? A 2021 comeback
It was nearly all over on August 31. BlackBerry owners had known it was coming for six months. TCL, which had been making Android phones under the BlackBerry name since 2017, was out, “no longer selling BlackBerry-branded mobile devices”. Then, just 12 days before the deadline and the latest in a long line of blows to BB phone fans, in steps Texas tech company Onward Mobility with promises of a new 5G Android BlackBerry in 2021.
Why the New BlackBerry 5G Could be a Striking Success
A new BlackBerry smartphone has just been announced and it promises things no previous BlackBerry has had, such as 5G connectivity. The new phone comes from a Texas-based company called OnwardMobility (no, I hadn’t heard of it either) which has reached agreements with BlackBerry and a subsidiary of Foxconn called FIH Mobile.
The 5G BlackBerry could be 'the most American-made phone out there'
BlackBerry faithful were dealt a harsh blow earlier this year when TCL, the biggest company to build phones for the brand, said it would stop. That left enthusiasts clinging to their KEY2s, wondering about would-be replacements, and raising glasses to the good old days — at least until an upstart Texas outfit announced plans to pick up where TCL left off.
CrackBerry Podcast: Onward BlackBerry!
Following the announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile that a new 5G BlackBerry would be arriving in the first half of 2021, you know we had to get the CrackBerry crew together to talk discuss it. With that in mind, we invited Peter Franklin, CEO at OnwardMobility to join us to talk about the announcement, their vision for BlackBerry, and plenty more.
New BlackBerry With Keyboard Coming in 2021
A new company called OnwardMobility says it has made a deal with the BlackBerry software company to use its name and intellectual property to create a new keyboarded Android smartphone, coming to the US and Europe in 2021.
Versasec unveils vSEC:CMS S-Series v5.4
Versasec, the leader in smart card management systems, rolled out the latest generation of its flagship identity and access management (IAM) solution. vSEC:CMS S-Series v5.4 incorporates a variety of important new features, including new console capabilities and support for Gemalto eToken 5300 and the Matica 8300 card printer.
Device Protection, Management and Secured OTA
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NanoLock Launches Platform to Protect IoT Devices From Production Through End-of-Life
Cybersecurity start-up NanoLock Security today announced a new lightweight security platform designed to add security into the small connected devices better known as the internet of things, rather than to overlay security around those devices.
This is security designed to safeguard small devices from the production line through to the end of life and beyond; to allow secure updates but to prevent hacking and tampering; and to ensure the integrity of data from the device outwards.
CSO: State-of-the-art multifactor authentication (MFA) technologies
Enterprises authenticate users based on their knowledge, possession, or inherence of some evidence that they are the party with the given right of access. Some experts see the context of the user’s authentication such as the time, their network IP and device, and their location as the fourth factor of authentication..
Siemplify raises $10M to improve corporate security coordination
Cybersecurity professionals usually divide their attention between several different tools, but according to Siemplify Inc., that doesn't have to mean they should be constatnly switching between tabs and shuffling data around. The New York-based startup is pursuing a centralized approach to breach prevention that has attracted a $10 million investment from 83North, G20 Ventures and several of its existing backers.
Siemplify Scores $10M to Streamline Cybersecurity Operations
Siemplify, a cyber-threat management and analysis firm with outposts in both Tel Aviv, Israel, and New York City, announced a $10 million round of Series A financing Tuesday, continuing what has been a busy month for cybersecurity investments across the country.
Why it's so difficult for SOC teams to trust automation
In the complex corporate security environment, automation is increasingly the "go-to" answer for organizations lost in a sea of alerts, logs and data. For many, it's the only way to address their most critical processes and it's what keeps them moving from task to task in a fluid manner. But there is a danger in putting too much faith into automation and orchestration alone.
SOCs Require More Than a Band-Aid Approach
The “health” of security operations centers (SOC) is declining: it is becoming harder and harder for security teams to successfully prevent and remediate breaches. Everyone in the industry intuitively understands that breaches are unavoidable. The goal is to find and terminate the attacker’s actions as fast as possible, shortening the time from breach to mitigation of the threat.
CRN Exclusive: Security Startup Siemplify Launches First Partner Program
Security startup Siemplify is diving into the channel, announcing the launch of its first partner program to help solution providers build a better security operations center business. Based in New York City, Siemplify offers an end-to-end platform for security teams in the security operations center (SOC), including threat management and incident response. Its ThreatNexus platform helps security analysts index alerts, events, and provide business context and threat intelligence data in a single pane of glass.
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Key features: A new orchestration module for the Siemplify ThreatNexus security operations platform that reduces incident response times from days to minutes, fulfilling the demand for a complete end-to-end SOC solution.
Siemplfy Helps Set Up Security Playbooks
Startup Siemplify is giving users the ability to build an automated playbook of responses to network intrusions.
The company is announcing general availability of an orchestration feature for ThreatNexus, its security operations platform. Orchestration had been available in beta; today’s announcement makes the feature more official.
5 Things Every Board Member Needs to Know about Security
Corporate security and cybersecurity are no longer an IT problem. A recent Gartner survey of nearly 1,000 people in large organizations found that corporate and cybersecurity have been elevated and now typically are governed by the Board of Directors. In fact, Gartner’s results showed 71 percent of respondents saying IT risk management data influences decisions at the board level and reflects an increasing need to deal with IT as part of corporate governance. So how do board members educate themselves on the key points of securing a company’s corporate assets? .