BlackBerry has announced that 13 channel partners will offer BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 to companies that build secure, mission-critical systems in the Asia Pacific region (APAC).
Embedded software developers use BlackBerry Jarvis to demonstrate compliance to specific security standards and harden their systems to make them more resilient. Regulators can also use the tool to enforce compliance, verifying security claims by manufacturers and suppliers.
The BlackBerry Jarvis partners include UPS Technology (Korea), KMS Technology Inc. (Korea), RT Solutions Inc. (Korea), Strategic Innovation Business Group, Macnica, Inc. (Japan), Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. (Japan), ISB Corporation (Japan), Nexty Electronics Corporation (Japan), SC Automotive Engineering Co., Ltd. (Japan), Gopalam Embedded Systems Pte Ltd (India), AdvanTrak Technologies Private Limited (India), Thunder Software Technology Co., Ltd. (China), Mcloudware Technology Co., Limited (Taiwan), and Nanjing Leading R&D Information Technology Limited (China).
BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 introduced a SaaS version of the original Jarvis capabilities that provide developers and integrators a more user-friendly, focused feature set around the three most important areas that those building mission-critical applications need to validate to ensure the quality of their multi-tiered software supply chain: Open-source Software (OSS), Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) management.
BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 addresses the need to identify and remediate vulnerabilities by identifying them, then providing deep actionable insights in minutes – something that would otherwise involve manually scanning that would take large numbers of experts and an impractical amount of time.
Designed to address the increasing complexity and growing cybersecurity threats among multi-tiered software supply chains within the medical, automotive and aerospace industries, BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 empowers OEMs to inspect the provenance of their code and every single software asset that comes into their overall supply chains to ensure their products are both secure and updated with the most recent security patches.
When building software for a modern automobile, that’s far easier said than done, with more than 150,000 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities as of mid-July 2021. A complex piece of software for a vehicle infotainment system may contain hundreds of third-party software modules. Failure to check and update each piece of software provides openings for hackers to potentially exploit those vulnerabilities.