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Booz Allen to Cease BlackBerry Procurement, Opting to Buy iPhones, Android Smartphones

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. will begin providing its 25,000 staff with Apple iPhones or Android-based smartphones in the coming months, Bloomberg announced.  The plan will effectively end the consulting firm’s partnership with Blackberry maker, Research in Motion Ltd. Booz Allen spokesman James Fisher told Bloomberg’s Hugo Miller that the company already issues …

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DISA OKs New Blackberry Models For Network Access

The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved six new Blackberry models for the Army and Pentagon employees, Nicholas Hoover of InformationWeek reports. Two touchscreen models, three touchscreen and keyboard models, a keyboard model, Blackberry’s enterprise server and two smart card readers are now eligible to access military networks. This announcement …

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Report: Blackberry Popularity Declining In Government

Federal agencies are increasingly using mobile operating systems other than Blackberry, a trend that is matched outside government as well, NextGov reports.  According to research by the Government Business Council, the 77 percent of federal managers that used Blackberry phones in 2009 has since reduced to less than half.  The …

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SRA Rolls Out BlackBerry SMS Encryption Product

SRA International (NYSE: SRX) rolled out One Vault Messenger, an encryption solution for text messages for BlackBerries. Created for use for executives, first responders, and government agencies, the product makes use of an intuitive interface and leverages technology from Koolspan to defend against hackers and unwanted surveillance. “Today, both GSM …

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iPhone Users More Likely to Become Phished than BlackBerry Owners

A survey conducted by anti-phishing software maker Trusteer found the first respondents to click on compromised links are those using smartphones, in particular iPhones. Additionally, mobile Internet users are three times more likely than desktop users to give out personal information to scammers. Help Net Security points out it is …

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India Notifies Companies of Blackberry Monitoring Deadline

India, which recently joined the UAE and Saudi Arabia in demanding the ability to read encrypted Blackberry communications, has issued a notice to mobile phone operators in the country that they must possess equipment to monitor Blackberry communications by the end of August. Tata Teleservices, a large India mobile phone …

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Saudi Arabia to Shut Down Blackberry Messenger Function Friday

Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications watchdog, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has asked telecom firms to block to messenger function on Blackberry devices by Friday. The ban would remain until all three mobile phone operators in Saudi Arabia complied with “the regulatory requirements it has requested.” CITC did not specify …

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UAE and Saudi Arabia to Ban Some Blackberry Functions

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates plan to ban some functions on the Blackberry, citing security concerns. The UAE plans to block Internet access, sending emails and delivering instant messages to other Blackberry devices. Saudi Arabia plans to block instant messages between Blackberry devices. Both nations are unhappy with …

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Mitre Evaluates Cyber Tools From 21 Vendors for ‘APT29’ Threat Defense Initiative

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Mitre has issued the results of its assessments of cybersecurity platforms from 21 companies to help industry and government agencies improve their capabilities to detect and combat cyber threats. Mitre evaluated the cyber offerings using its ATT&CK knowledge base to emulate the techniques used by APT29, a cyber threat group believed to be related to the Russian government, the nonprofit corporation said Tuesday.

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