BlackBerry kicks off security-focused Be Mobile conference

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.