BlackBerry Ltd intends to build on its expertise in security solutions. The Canadian tech firm is dedicating its software division – Secusmart – to working with a similar suited arm of Tata Group. According to reports, the pact will have Secusmart working together with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division. The two firms will develop a secure mobile communications solution for state entities in India.
Secusmart is primarily based in Germany. The entity offers cyber defences to businesses and authorities of the public. The deal will use the firm’s strengths in security software to support Tata Power SED’s expertise in digital defence tools. The joint venture should yield a secure network ideal to guard the exchanges of government entities from system infiltration.
“I am proud of our continued success in delivering world-class security solutions,” said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle. Quelle sits as CEO at Secusmart. “I am delighted that our cooperation with Tata Power SED will play a crucial role in securing mobile communications in the Indian Market.”
BlackBerry Protects State Data
Reports of governments seeking to obtain the exchanges of foreign states are on the rise. This trend is prominent In a time where state intelligence is power, Such activity has intensified the need for nations to shield their communications from breaches. One could consider the accounts of US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who publicized how the National Security Agency spies on nations it considers to be a threat.
To ensure the security of state intel, high-end systems devoted to guarding state communications have become a priority.
“In the era of increasing incidents of espionage in state establishments and corporates with cybersecurity breaches and data theft, the envisaged association with BlackBerry will increase opportunities to accelerate innovation for high-end secure communication solutions,” reports Rahul Chaudry. He is the CEO of Tata Power SED.
BlackBerry Hits The Road
BlackBerry’s plans aren’t limited to state software. The firm is also working on secure solutions for a mobile tool of different sort. QNX – another arm of the Canadian smartphone maker – is reported to be working on self-driving cars. The firm develops the operating system which many car infotainment systems run on today. In fact, QNX’s OS is said to be in nearly half of all modern car infotainment systems.
“Security is not a product, it’s a process, and it’s something that we at BlackBerry know very well,” assures the firm’s Derek Kuhn, VP of Sales.
QNX outranks Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay when it comes to placing computer-like systems in motor vehicles. The BlackBerry subsidiary also has experience in making autonomous military grade tech. It is this channel of expertise which QNX aims to instil in self-driving cars.
“We’ve been working with military groups for autonomous vehicles for many, many years,” said Kuhn. “So this is something that QNX has a [huge] amount of experience with.”
More and more software giants seek to enter the automotive industry. The likes of Google and Apple are already making headlines with their own self-driving car projects. It seems as though the Ontario-based firm will be jumping into this space as well. With its establishment already high within the car industry, BlackBerry stands to reach great success in the long haul.