Blackberry to Present 'The Intersection of the Connected Worker and the Internet of Things' at Cyber Security Summit 2017

Chris Greco

Chris Greco, Senior Director Solutions Development at Blackberry, will present "The Intersection of the Connected Worker and the Internet of Things" on Tuesday, Oct. 24, during Cyber Security Summit 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

Today, the smartphone is the primary communication and computing device for many consumers. This dependency on mobile devices will translate into a majority of enterprise computing outside of traditional PC computing. This will have the greatest impact with on campus (non-office-based) and off-campus mobile workers who are becoming increasingly connected by rich real-time communications powered by mobile applications running on wearable devices such as smart glasses. The rise of IoT in the enterprise, or the Enterprise of Things, will allow these workers to instantly connect with assets in the field to gain immediate understanding of the situation around them.

Greco's session will explore the impact that these connected workers and endpoints will have on your enterprise and its ability to drive growth. Attendees will also learn security concerns that come with these new tools and how best to address them.

Greco is the Senior Director of Solutions Development at BlackBerry Ltd. He has 15 years of industry experience and currently leads the enterprise technical product management team and the enterprise security certifications team at BlackBerry with a focus on enterprise software and mobility. Over the years, Greco has worked with governments on implementing secure software solutions and security certifications and assurances like NIAP, Common Criteria, FedRAMP.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry® is a leading software and services company dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things.

BlackBerry software provides the embedded intelligence to secure the Enterprise of Things so that the Internet of Things (IoT) can thrive. Our software platform, BlackBerry Secure, is a comprehensive mobile-native approach to security that addresses the entire enterprise from end point to end point.

With software and services from BlackBerry, enterprises in a range of industries – from healthcare to financial services — are empowered to:

  • Identify and mitigate cybersecurity threats.
  • Manage and secure a diverse and growing set of endpoints such as smartphones, tablets, wearables and laptops.
  • Protect files and IP by enabling users to securely access, share and collaborate.
  • Develop powerful applications, workflows and business processes.
  • Unify crisis communications within and between organizations.

BlackBerry holds 80-plus security certifications and is listed in the top position in all six categories of Gartner’s high-security mobility management study. The company is ranked among the top 10 percent of all cybersecurity providers. All G7 governments and 15 of G20 are BlackBerry customers. BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software is the most widely-deployed among Fortune 500 companies.

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

Cyber Security Summit 2017

Cyber Security Summit is a public-private collaboration with support from industry, government, and university leaders who gather to discuss security trends and solutions. The 7th Annual Summit will bring together senior executives, risk managers, military representatives, policymakers, lawyers, academics, and technology leaders. Topics, content and speakers are driven by an Advisory Board composed of leaders from diverse critical infrastructure operators and commercial market sectors. Cyber Security Summit 2017 will take place Oct. 23-25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Go to cybersecuritysummit.org to learn more.

Source: The Event Group, Incorporated


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