On November 16, 2018, BlackBerry Limited announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire Cylance. The announcement was met with optimism from a wide range of outlets.
“The combination of BlackBerry’s endpoint management tools as Cylance’s products could help to make the company a one-stop shop of sorts in the device protection and security market…” ~ Forbes
“$1.4bn match made in heaven…” ~ The Register
The new iteration of BlackBerry Cylance made a soft opening at RSA, but the real debut was last month at Black Hat. How's it going? BlackBerry CMO Mark Wilson brings us up to date…
About Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson is the Chief Marketing Officer for BlackBerry, where he leads the company’s corporate, product and field marketing functions. Mark brings with him extensive experience building brand preference, driving integrated marketing for a number of well-known companies. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Mark served as CMO at Avaya. He previously held senior marketing positions at SAP and Sybase and gained extensive marketing and consulting experience at AT&T, KPMG Consulting and the San Francisco Consulting Group.
About Matt Stephenson
Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the Insecurity Podcast and host of ThreatVector.
Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.