At the BlackBerry Security Summit in London today, in addition to launching a new cybersecurity consulting services aimed at enabling the enterprise GDPR compliance, the company announced they have already signed on Spring Cloud, a supplier of autonomous driving AI platforms in South Korea, to be the first partner to work with BlackBerry to provide the new cybersecurity consulting services to a range of automotive technology providers.
Cybersecurity is top of mind for automakers as new technology and more connectivity is introduced to modern cars. According to Automotive Cybersecurity and Connected Car Report from IHS Automotive, there are nearly 112 million vehicles now connected around the world and the global market for automotive cybersecurity is expected to grow to $759 million USD in 2023.
BlackBerry will now offer new services directly and through a new partner program aimed at helping to eliminate security vulnerabilities within connected and autonomous vehicles.
Carl Wiese, Global Head of Sales, BlackBerry said,
“When it comes to connected cars, there is no safety without security,”
“BlackBerry’s cybersecurity consulting practice builds on decades of experience in information security, data protection and cyber-resilience to support our clients in protecting their most valuable assets. As hacking evolves and new threats arise, our new cybersecurity consulting services will help play a critical role in the development of secure connected and autonomous vehicles.”
Spring Cloud, a supplier of autonomous driving AI platforms in South Korea, will be the first partner to work with BlackBerry to provide the new cybersecurity consulting services to a range of automotive technology providers.
BlackBerry has provided cybersecurity solutions to clients in government and banking since the mid-90s. With the acquisition of QNX in 2010, the company’s expertise expanded into safety-critical systems in automotive, healthcare, energy and manufacturing.
Today, BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting provides a holistic cybersecurity approach to help all enterprises manage complex security structures and mission-critical systems around the world.