The Government of Malaysia and BlackBerry have signed a long-term software and services agreement to strengthen Malaysia's cybersecurity.
The UK Government has announced new legislation to streamline and expedite the process of charging electric vehicles.
BlackBerry today unveiled new advanced features for BlackBerry SecuSUITE for Government, the company's secure voice and text communications software.
BlackBerry has been awarded a new seven-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the creation and sustainment of its new Super Enterprise for Personnel Emergency Notification System (PENS).
Apple has threatened to pull iMessage and FaceTime from the UK, as planned changes to UK surveillance laws could affect iPhone users’ privacy.
The UK Government’s emergency alerts system is now operational despite problems on the Three network during its first test.
The UK Government sent it's first UK wide emergency alert Sunday, which resulted in numerous dismal failures.
The UK Government is to send an emergency alert to all UK mobile phones in April, and the UK Government has released the text that will pop up on people’s home screens next Sunday. 23 April 2023.
The UK Government is to send an emergency alert to all UK mobile phones in April, currently expected to take place in the early evening of Sunday, 23 April 2023.
The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) has awarded security accreditation to BlackBerry's SecuSUITE for Government for global use in official NATO secure communications.
The UK’s main broadband and mobile companies have agreed to improve low-cost offers to help customers stay connected as the cost of living soars.
BlackBerry is offering BlackBerry Protect for free to U.S. government and financial institutions in the United States, which are chief among the organizations most likely to be impacted first by cyberattacks against institutions in the United States.
In an agreement brokered Thursday evening, negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on the Digital Markets Act, which establishes a series of prohibitions and obligations for companies including Apple, Google, Meta and Amazon, and a number of smaller platforms.
Cyberflashing will become a new criminal offence in England and Wales with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars under new laws to be introduced by the Government.
The governments of the UK and Japan have agreed several joint initiatives to support efforts to reduce the global overreliance on a small number of suppliers to build and maintain telecoms networks.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted unanimously to revoke China Unicom's operator’s licence to do business in the US, citing concerns over national security.
BlackBerry is introducing a new feature to BlackBerry Jarvis, the company's software composition analysis tool, that enables those doing business with the U.S. Federal Government
Wireless Telecom Group's CommAgility brand is part of a consortium awarded funding from the UK government to develop 5G infrastructure for an Open RAN project.
visual content moderation software company, Image Analyzer, has been selected to receive a share of the UK Government’s Safety Tech Challenge Fund to find new ways to detect Child Sexual Abuse Material
US President Joe Biden has signed legislation to prevent companies like Huawei or ZTE, deemed security threats, from receiving new equipment licences from US regulators.
BlackBerry's SecuSUITE for Government now provides certified end-to-end encryption of all group phone calls and instant messages for governments and enterprises.
Atos has been appointed by the Australian Federal Government’s Digital Transformation Agency Cloud Marketplace to provide cloud offerings across two areas
Atos has been appointed to the Australian Federal Government’s Digital Transformation Agency Hardware Marketplace to support government agencies in tackling enterprise digital challenges and to enable them to take full advantage of Artificial Intelligence.
The UK government has launched a new £30m competition to speed up the adoption of OpenRAN, as part of its 5G Diversification Strategy. The competition will tackle the world’s over-reliance on a small number of telecoms vendors by developing new, innovative solutions in the UK.
Back in May of this year, the UK Government announced plans to launch a UK Emergency Alerts warning service. Ahead of introduction a series of public trials were to take place. Following a successful test in East Suffolk on the 25th May 2021, the second test will take place in Reading on the 29th June 2021, 1-2pm.
A U.S. federal appeals court has Friday to hear Huawei's request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using government funds to purchase its equipment. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission was fully within its power and competence to issue the rule barring “Universal Service Fund” subsidies recipients from buying equipment or services from companies deemed national security risks.
Software consultancy Scott Logic has been awarded a new contract to act as implementation and development partner on the Scottish Government's digital identity programme, part of the Scottish Government's Digital Strategy actions to build a suite of common platforms to be adopted across the public sector, transforming government. The commitment is to introduce a digital identity service for users: to develop and establish a trusted and secure service for users to prove who they are, and that they are eligible for a service.
The UK Government plans to launch a UK Emergency Alerts warning service. Ahead of introduction a series of public trials will take place, with the first in East Suffolk on the 25th May 2021 where residents will receive a test alert message. Should the tests prove successful the capability will be made available for use across the whole of the UK later this year.
The UK Government has today published its draft Online Safety Bill, granting Ofcom new responsibilities that will help to keep people safe when they are online. Under the draft bill, search services, social media platforms, and other online services that enable user-generated content to be shared between users must mitigate the risk of harm arising from illegal content.
India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has given approval to several telecom service providers to begin conducting 5G trials in the country for six-month. While the firms span multiple nationalities, the list excludes Chinese vendors.
ManTech and Google Cloud are to provide cloud and analytics services to the U.S. federal government. The partnership represents a strategic focus to jointly serve the mission needs of the federal government.
Romania’s centrist government has approved a United States-backed bill that effectively bars China and Huawei from taking part in development of its 5G network. Europe has emerged as a battleground in the technology ‘Cold War’ playing out between China and Washington
Varonis Data Security Platform now supports Microsoft's U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC/Impact Level 2) and U.S. Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High/Impact Level 4) environments.
Shared Services Canada (SSC) has selected BlackBerry for their secure productivity and secure communications needs. The Government of Canada also relies on BlackBerry for critical event management. and is recognised by the Government as a benchmark for trusted technology,
EE has partnered with the Scottish Government and the Home Office to bring 4G to some of Scotland’s most rural locations for the first time. Strathconon, Blairmore and Reawick have been connected to 4G, with a further 32 locations across rural Scotland to follow.
UK Telecoms providers will be banned from installing Huawei equipment in the UK’s 5G networks from next September, the government has said.
Oracle and Walmart have agreed to acquire a 20% stake in TikTok’s global business as part of a pre-IPO financing round. Oracle will be owning about a 12.5 percent stake in the company while Walmart CEO Doug McMillon will join the company’s board.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday morning that downloads of video app TikTok and messaging app WeChat will be banned in the U.S. from Sunday (Sept 20). If a deal is not struck by 12 November, the app will be fully banned, and using as well as downloading the app will be illegal.
Sliced Tech has partnered with BlackBerry in Australia to host its secure communications portfolio, SecuSuite for Government. The partnership allows BlackBerry to offer a locally-hosted managed service to Australian government agencies and address data sovereignty concerns.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on August 6 that would ban the TikTok app from the U.S by mid-September. TikTok has now officially filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, saying the order violates due process and exceeds the scope of sanction rules.
In the United States, President Trump has issued an executive order looking to force China's ByteDance to divest its U.S. operations in TikTok within 90 days, in another twist to his never-ending feud with China.
Qualcomm is reportedly asking the United States government to let the semiconductor outfit sell its Snapdragon processors to Huawei, which would then be placed into 5G-capable handsets.
RigNet has teamed up with CACI International (CACI) on CACI’s SteelBox Secure Voice and Text App for government users.
The UK and the US put on a show of unity against Huawei on Tuesday, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered stinging criticism of Beijing’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged like-minded nations to “push back” together against China’s threatening behaviour.
After doing a massive U-turn and banning Huawei’s 5G equipment for deployment on nationwide networks, with a goal of completely eradicating the telecom operator from the country by 2027, the UK government is looking for substitutes, and has reportedly contacted Japan.
The UK Government has admitted privately to Huawei that its decision to ban the company’s equipment was due to ‘geopolitical’ factors involving the US.
The UK Government has completely caved in to pressure from the US administration and backbench Tory MP's and has ordered telecoms companies to remove all Huawei equipment from the UK's 5G networks by 2027.
Huawei has encouraged the UK to consider its next move on 5G and says US sanctions which impact the firm’s ability to supply processors because of its telco kit won’t affect its supply chain.
BT and Vodafone have told UK lawmakers they would need at least five years to swap out equipment from Huawei if the government decides on strict rules that would ban the company’s products from being used in 5G mobile networks.
The UK government is holding a review into allowing telecoms companies to make use of the existing network of ducts, pipes and so on, as currently used by the likes of water and energy suppliers.
BlackBerry today announced that its FedRAMP-authorized BlackBerry AtHoc crisis communication system continues to expand on its leading position within the U.S. Federal Government with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) using BlackBerry AtHoc for secure crisis response.
The UK government has joined the US Covid-19 high performance computing HPC consortium, a consortium of 40 companies and research institutes sharing supercomputing resources to tackle the Covid-19 outbre
China has warned that it will take "necessary measures" to protect Huawei and other Chinese firms after the United States announced new restrictions on the company's purchases of semiconductor technology.
Back in March of 2019, BlackBerry set up a completely separate subsidiary in Washington, D.C., to strengthen the company's ties with critical U.S. federal agencies that require highly secure cloud-based services.
All major network providers in the UK have agreed to implement a set of common measures designed to support and protect customers' access to the internet for the duration of the COViD-19 pandemic.
The UK Government has teamed up with WhatsApp to provide a 'coronavirus chatbot' to offer official guidance to the British public for free.
US President Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill that provides $1 billion to help small telecom providers replace equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE.
The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has granted Huawei a fourth temporary extension, allowing the company to to trade with US-based companies until 15 May.
A US federal judge has rejected Huawei's constitutional challenge to a US law that restricted its ability to do business with federal agencies and their contractors, ruling that Huawei does not have grounds to sue the U.S. government.
The UK government has invested £1.2bn to develop and run "the world's most powerful weather and climate supercomputer".
The UK Government is due to make their decision on 5G this week and the US has intensified the pressure as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that the UK's sovereignty is at risk if Huawei is allowed to develop 5G infrastructure in the country.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not risk Britain’s security when upgrading the country's 5G communications network – but said critics of Chinese technology firm Huawei must come up with an “alternative” provider.
U.S. government officials presented the British government with a new dossier of intelligence on Monday about the risks of including Huawei equipment in future 5G mobile networks, branding it "madness".
The United States is making a final pitch to the UK Government, ahead of a decision on whether to upgrade its telecoms network with Huawei equipment.
BlackBerry 2FA technology will enable the Government of Romania to deliver Wi-Fi to 4,500 public schools and 1.5 million students, as part of the Government of Romania's National Wireless Campus Project.
Huawei today mounted a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seeking the court to overturn what they claim to be an an unlawful order passed by the FCC on Nov. 22. The order bans carriers in rural America from tapping the Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase Huawei equipment.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will not compromise Britain's national security interests when it comes to a decision on whether to grant Huawei a role in building the UK's 5G network.
France will not follow the United States and bar China's Huawei from its next-generation 5G network, but will have the power to vet all equipment makers for any potential security threat, a minister said on Monday.
Microsoft has been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei. The Donald Trump Administration on Wednesday gave Huawei its second 90 day reprieve this week, allowing some suppliers to restart sales to Huawei after it was placed on a trade blacklist over national security concerns six months ago.
The decision on whether to allow Huawei to play a role in constructing the UK’s 5G network has been delayed until after the general election. Outgoing culture secretary, Nicky Morgan, confirmed the decision would now be made after the general election on 12 December.
CACI International is partnering with BlackBerry to provide a secure and certified mobile communications app, which will enable government officials to use smartphones to text and make calls without fear of eavesdropping or data compromise.
Mobile threats have been around nearly as long as the mobile phone, but they continue to increase in number and complexity as mobile devices become more embedded in, and critical to, our everyday lives. What started out as a somewhat limited attack surface more than a decade ago has grown into a vast landscape of devices utilising the iOS and Android operating systems.
Huawei has dropped a lawsuit against the US government after its telecommunications equipment was seized "without justification."
US government agencies will be banned from buying Huawei equipment after the Trump administration implemented a congressional measure to crack down on Chinese companies seen as security threats. A rule issued by the administration bans Huawei and other Chinese groups from supplying the federal government.
A final decision on the role Huawei can play in building Britain’s 5G mobile networks has been left to the new prime minister. Culture secretary and digital minister Jeremy Wright said it would be wrong to make specific decisions on Huawei while the US position on the Chinese company remained unclear.
France has approved a 3 percent Digital Services Tax (DST) on revenues that large tech companies, particularly those in the digital advertising and e-commerce industries, earn from providing digital services to French customers.
Microsoft and ServiceNow today announced a broader strategic partnership intended to significantly enhance the integration and optimisation of the companies’ products, platform and cloud capabilities.
The US has hit back at Huawei, asking a federal judge in Texas to dismiss the firm’s lawsuit against the US ban on its products. Huawei filed the lawsuit in March, claiming that a law limiting its American business is unconstitutional.
Huawei has filed a civil lawsuit against the US Commerce Department over the mishandling of telecommunications equipment seized by American officials, demanding its release.
A UK decision about Huawei's role in 5G networks is "a more difficult judgement than it was before," said a senior British government minister at today's 5G World event in London.
UK Carriers are urging the Government to clarify the UK's position on Huawei, claiming that uncertainty could harm Britain's chances of being a world leader in 5G.
Back in March of this year, BlackBerry set up a completely separate subsidiary in Washington, D.C., to strengthen the company's ties with critical U.S. federal agencies that require highly secure cloud-based services.
It has been hard to miss but back in May the US commerce department added trade restrictions on Huawei and discontinued its business with American firms, and now the Trump government’s acting chief is asking for a postpone in restrictions on Huawei’s products.
Companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter will soon have to pay taxes regardless of their physical presence or measured profits in a country after G20 finance ministers agreed to accelerate a radical shake-up of cross-border corporate tax.
Chinese officials have warned US Tech giants, as well as major tech companies from other countries, about consequences for cooperating with Washington’s ban on trading with Chinese firms.
BlackBerry announced today its support of Canada's Digital Charter and that it has been recognised by the Government of Canada as a benchmark for trusted technology. The Charter, recently unveiled by Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, has trust at its foundation to protect the privacy and data security of Canada's citizens.
The UK government will legislate to create a new independent Consumer Advocate which will have the power to stand up for consumers, ensuring they get the right treatment from mobile, broadband, pay-TV, and landline providers.
Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgement against the US government to expedite the process of removing the ban that the Trump Administration has imposed on the Chinese company.
Today, during an address to the Empire Club of Canada, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, launched Canada’s new Digital Charter.
A vulnerability in WhatsApp has allowed attackers to inject commercial Israeli spyware on to phones, the company and a spyware technology dealer revealed.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to upgrade every hospital, GP practice and community care service to full fibre connectivity.Almost 40% of NHS organisations are using slow and unreliable internet supplied through copper lines, which restricts the ability to offer digital services to patients.
Vodafone UK and Atos IT Services are among 12 firms suspended for not paying their suppliers in line with the Prompt Payment Code (PPC), under which 95% of supplier invoices are paid within 60 days.
A new UK / South Korea 5G competition has been launched by Digital Minister Margot James to help prepare the UK for a future 5G rollout. Businesses are now being encouraged to apply for a unique opportunity to trial new content and services on South Korea’s transport networks.