BlackBerry Acquires Encription

blackberry-logoBlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), secure mobile communications leader, acquired Encription Ltd, a Kidderminster, UK-based provider of cybersecurity consulting services.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition was announced as a part of BlackBerry’s launch of its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice, which aims to further expand its security portfolio by offering organizations new consulting services, tools and best practices to assess and address cybersecurity risks.

Encription is an IT security company providing technical skills in software security and hardware capabilities. This includes assessments in penetration testing, mimicking the techniques of malicious hackers to ensure organizations are aware of risks and how to address them. The company, having obtained one of the UK Government’s highest security standards with the CESG CHECK IT and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications, adds another significant security certification to BlackBerry’s portfolio.



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