Video: BlackBerry Labs is Forging the Path to a Safe and Secure Future

BlackBerry Labs is a new business unit operating at the forefront of Research and Development (R&D) in the cybersecurity space.

Led by BlackBerry Chief Technology Officer Charles Eagan, BlackBerry Labs is a team of over 120 software developers, architects, researchers, product leads and security experts, each working toward the common goal of identifying, exploring and creating new technologies on the cutting edge of security innovation.

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) alongside a dynamic threat landscape fosters a climate where organizations have to guard against new threats and breaches at all times.

With a strong focus on data science and machine learning, BlackBerry Labs investigates and facilitates technologies specifically designed to further the safety, security and data privacy for its customers.

Initial projects from BlackBerry Labs are focused on machine learning approaches to security in partnership with BlackBerry’s existing Cylance, Enterprise, and QNX business units.

About Patrick Murtha

Patrick Murtha is a Senior Director of Concept Management for BlackBerry Labs. He leads BlackBerry's new innovation incubation team. His team covers product, program, and quality responsibilities across new concepts as they move through BlackBerry's innovation funnel.

About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the broadcast team at BlackBerry, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come before.

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.

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