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RIM Holds Their First BlackBerry Security Summit With External Researchers

BlackBerry Security Summit

RIM’s BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (BBSIRT) has been making a big effort to collaborate with the security community. This is especially so since the PlayBook jailbreak, BlackBerry Backup Brute Force attack, and Pwn2Own exploit. In the last year they have participated in 50+ security conferences around the world and this past week they took things one step further. They just had their first BlackBerry Security Summit inviting external security researchers to collaborate on and share knowledge on mobile security challenges of today and tomorrow.

Adrian Stone of RIM detailed a bit of what his team at RIM is doing to engage with researchers on the BlackBerry Business blog. They just had the first BlackBerry Security Summit this past Thursday and Friday (June 28th & 29th) and from what I am hearing it was a success. Here is to hoping this collaboration helps RIM secure the platform from any future jailbreaks and security vulnerabilities that plague other platforms. On a side note they really need to hold these conferences in the Caribbean since these guys really need some sun.

ImgCredit: @Kym_Possible from RIM’s BBSIRT

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