In a press release today, the company noted that cybersecurity consulting “is currently estimated to be a $16.5 billion annual global business that is forecast to grow to $23 billion per annum by 2019.”
Blackberry still has a reputation for being more secure than other mobile operating systems so the outfit thought some of that might rub off on its Professional Cybersecurity Services.
Blackberry also said it was acquiring U.K.-based cybersecurity consulting firm Encription. John Chen, BlackBerry’s executive chairman and CEO, in a statement:
“BlackBerry is the gold standard when it comes to security and we’re always evolving to maintain this high standard as the complexity of enterprise mobility and security increases. We recognize that security vulnerabilities are a top risk concern for public and private sector organizations alike. The creation of our Professional Cybersecurity Services practice and acquisition of Encription reinforces our commitment to providing customers the industry’s most secure mobility solutions and helping them to assess and mitigate risks.”