BlackBerry and Boeing Team up for Self-Destructing Phone

BlackBerry and Boeing Team up for Self Destructing Phone

According to a report, Boeing has tagged BlackBerry to help develop its secretive Black smartphone. The phone is intended to be used by professionals in the defense and security communities.

Based on papers filed by Boeing, there are no serviceable parts in the device. Any attempt to break open the casing of the phone would trigger a deletion of saved data and software, as well as render the phone inoperable.

A level of trusted access to the data will use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES 12), which securely manages mobile devices running BlackBerry, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone software.

“We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform, said BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

A BlackBerry spokeswoman confirmed the collaboration in the story, saying that it will “provide secure mobile solutions for Android devices utilizing our BES12 platform.”

About the Author

Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.

  • Ahead of Current Events Ahead of Current Events

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of global government at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high impact events and critical information far in advance of other sources, enabling faster response, more effective risk mitigation for both public and private sector organizations. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2022

    November / December 2022

    Featuring:

    • Key Tech Trend
    • Is Your Access Control System Cyber Secure?
    • Constantly Evolving
    • The Talent Shortage
    • Looking Forward to 2023

    View This Issue

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety