Yesterday, BlackBerry announced the launch of its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice, further expanding the company's security portfolio.

The service is offering organizations new consulting services, tools and best practices to assess and thwart ever-changing cybersecurity risks.

The new cybersecurity consulting services and tools will help customers identify the latest cybersecurity threats, develop risk appropriate mitigation strategies, implement and maintain IT security standards and techniques and defend against the risk of future attacks.

In summary, the company’s new global Professional Cybersecurity Services practice will address:
  • Strategic Security: best practices in IT operation ranging across enterprise mobility management and cloud services,
  • Technical Security: technical assistance for infrastructure and product development lifecycle,
  • Automotive and IoT Security: security consulting services as the rapid commercialization of IoT solutions makes security and privacy a top priority, and
  • Detection, Testing and Analysis: threat detection and mitigation penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and incident response analysis. This includes forensic services, business security status via IT health checks, training, regulatory compliance and security breach management through incident response.

According to a press release on BlackBerry’s website, cybersecurity is a persistent and increasing business risk for organizations online. It is estimated that data breaches currently cost the global economy more than $400 billion every year.