BlackBerry kicks off security-focused Be Mobile Conference

BlackBerry kicks off security-focused Be Mobile conference
By Rich Edmonds on 12 May 2014 09:03 am EDT
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BlackBerry has announced that its second annual event in Latin America will focus on mobile security. Kicking everything off today, the Be Mobile Conference will run through how current and future security trends are impacting on government, enterprise and the consumer.

Security and privacy concerns have been ripe as of late with the PRISM reports among other worries. BlackBerry is heavily involved when it comes to security on mobile devices, working with enterprise and business partners, so it makes sense the company would make said topics the highlight of its Be Mobile Conference.

The event itself will span across two days for local media and will include lectures from renown security experts, as well as interactive presentations and demonstrations on BlackBerry's mobility solutions – even US president Barack Obama trusts his sturdy BlackBerry.

BlackBerry's Be Mobile Conference Focuses on Mobile Security in Latin America

MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, kicks off today its second Be Mobile Confas well as hundreds of articles, essays and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people.
- Jeff Holleran: As Senior Director, Enterprise Product Strategy atBlackBerry, Jeff Holleran is responsible for setting the product strategy and roadmap for BlackBerry's enterprise software offerings. Jeff has also held leadership roles in product management, technical sales and solutions development since joining BlackBerry in November, 2001. - Andrew Lippman: One of the founders of the world-famous MIT Media Lab, Andy is one of the world's foremost researchers on the evolution and impact of technology and media on business, society and everyday life. - John Sileo: CEO of The Sileo Group, a privacy and security think tank that helps organizations protect the data that drives their profits. His body of work includes engagements with the Pentagon, USA Today, Blue Cross, the FDIC, Pfizer, 60 Minutes, Homeland Security, and organizations of all sizes. - Jay Gumbiner: Oversees IDC's Latin America research organization, managing diverse teams of hardware, software and services analysts spread throughout the region, providing analysis across more than a dozen countries in Latin America through quarterly, semiannual and annual studies. These services provide detailed forecasts of the region's leading consumer and enterprise markets.

The conference can be followed on Twitter: @BlackBerryESP, @BlackBerry4Biz and via #bemobile.

18 comments

foobu2

1st. It's gotta to be secure

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bigr3n

Don't think yore gonna be a secured 1st when they chew you up.

You Can Kiss My 

Koepman

Yep :) hehe

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Gvo1975

Man stop that creepy behavior. I won't even save your a$$ when Quicksilver or drmike kick you.

Incurable Q10 Syndrome.....Keep away!!!!!!

Oglon3r

2nd got to agree with that indeed.

Posted via z30 STA100-5 the only high end business device on the market

Gvo1975

Senseless post......Quickie???!!!!!! we got a mommy 's -boy-in-the-basement character here!!

Incurable Q10 Syndrome.....Keep away!!!!!!

jmanrique81

Way to make BlackBerry the safest phone out there!!! Soooo glad I stuck with BlackBerry.

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bigr3n

BlackBerry  All Day!

You Can Kiss My 

Barracuda7772

But not all night, way to only be in 50%

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ofutur

I'm looking forward to hear how they'll justify the lack of security features for consumers in BlackBerry 10...

jupiter8

Application isolation. Extensive permission control. Device encryption. Strong passwords. Better control of apps in BlackBerry World compared to other markets.

Most important is that it is not spyware like the google-NSAndroid.

I'm sure the BlackBerry experts will add more.

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ofutur

All useless if anybody can read anything you send via email per example... or can't connect to consumer oriented VPNs.

trsbbs

You'll have to go to Latin America to get a BlackBerry too at this rate.

The longer JC waits to do anything in the U.S. The harder it's going to be to sell anything BlackBerry here.

Using a BlackBerry Z10! OS: 10.2.1.3175

Omnitech

Very interesting that Bruce Schnier is speaking here.

I wonder what he thinks about BlackBerry.

securityboy

Security and privacy is king these days and for as long as the Internet is alive and well.

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Prem WatsApp

Security FTW

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

midnightdoom

Wish I could watch a stream of this. Would be interesting to see what kind of twist they put on it, if they call out nsa or just imply

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christoph77

Great strategy!:)

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