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RIM Supports FCC’s Smartphone Security Checklist

FCC Security

The FCC created a new website today called the Smartphone Security Checker but in reality it is just a checklist. RIM let us know that they have helped support the FCC in this endeavor and it has some good security best practices. Personally I think the most important one that needs to be highlighted over and over is that users should setup BlackBerry Protect immediately.

Check out the FCC’s Smartphone Security Checklist here. It is also available for iOS, Android, and Windows though you can see that none of the other vendors contributed to the security checklist. Shows where their priorities are.

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  1. I have a question about your comment regarding BlackBerry Protect. I have my phone set to maximum encryption with a 22 character password. This is my personal device on BIS.

    I’ve never understood the push for BB Protect (BBP) when I use the built-in security method noted above. Since BB Protect is not available to users employing encryption, should I abandon maximum encryption in favor of BBP?

    Thanx in advance. This is been something I’ve never understood.

    My Phone: 9850 on VZW, 7.1.0 Bundle 2123.

  2. You ever heard of the CIA acronym in security? You have confidentiality conflicting with availability. I would personally go with availability with BlackBerry Protect or hosted BES if you need both.

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