BlackBerry Joins National Cyber Security Alliance; Edward Hearst, Michael Kaiser Comment

cyberBlackBerry has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with the Department of Homeland Security, corporate sponsors and nonprofit representatives to promote digital privacy and raise awareness on cybersecurity.

Edward Hearst, vice president of U.S. government business development at BlackBerry, will represent the company on the NCSA board, the alliance said Wednesday.

“Through our collaboration with NCSA, we can share BlackBerry’s knowledge and insights to further advance efforts to ensure that the mobile experience is safe and secure for users, no matter what devices they have or information they access,” Hearst said.

“We welcome the unique perspective that BlackBerry brings to the NCSA, and we look forward to working with BlackBerry to solve cybersecurity challenges, particularly as they relate to mobility and the Internet of Things,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA.

Executives on the NCSA’s board of directors come from companies such as ADP, AT&TBank of America, ComcastEMC, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, Logical Operations, MicrosoftPayPal, PKWARE, Raytheon, Symantec, Verizon and Visa.

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