Over the past year or two I have been making a point of highlighting the major changes at RIM’s BlackBerry Security department especially how it relates to the public. It all really started changing when the BlackBerry WebKit browser was hacked a bit back by some researchers at Pwn2Own and how RIM dealt with the situation and disclosed the necessary public information… Now they are co-sponsoring the Pwn2Own competition this year. They also seem to have finally squashed the BES PDF vulnerability that kept plaguing RIM every few months for years. On top of that they also gracefully handled the BlackBerry PlayBook Dingleberry (jailbreak) and ElcomSoft brute force password attack which lead to RIM holding their first BlackBerry Security Summit with external researchers this year.
Now while at one of the most popular security conferences of the year, BlackHat, we have Adrian Stone sitting down with TreatPost for a quick Q&A. Adrian is RIM’s director of BlackBerry Security Incident Response and has been pretty vocal recently with engaging security researchers. If you want to learn a bit more about what RIM does check out the full interview over at ThreatPost (via N4BB)