U.K. Government Releases New BlackBerry Guidance


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BlackBerry just got another vote of confidence from a long-time user, the U.K. government. This month CESG, the U.K. government’s national technical authority for information assurance, released updated security guidelines for government agencies and other security-conscious industries that want to use BlackBerry devices.

CESG is the information security arm of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the national technical authority for information assurance in the U.K. (GCHQ is the modern-day incarnation of the Government Code and Cypher School, which produced famed World War II code breaker Alan Turing, popularized in the movie The Imitation Game.)

One of CESG’s jobs is to offer configuration advice for mobile devices it deems secure enough for use by U.K. government employees. It refreshes its findings whenever new versions of these products introduce security improvements.

The new guidelines, End User Devices Security Guidance: BlackBerry 10.3, is an update of CESG’s previous BlackBerry…

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About Lyndon L

I manage and maintain the security certifications, approvals, and assurances for Blackberry UK Ltd. in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. I also manage health-related assurances in the U.S.

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