CyberSecurity Malaysia has deployed BlackBerry software in a move designed to protect “sensitive data” and enable secure mobile working.
The cyber security agency has rolled out collaboration software, leveraging the vendor’s Workspaces and Enterprise Mobility Suite solutions for all employees, contractors and other third-parties.
As a result, the organisation can now grant specific and restricted access to certain information, alongside tracking who has received, opened or forwarded each document.
“The challenge of an increasingly digital workplace calls for a greater need to protect data and increase operational efficiency,” said Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia.
“BlackBerry’s zero-trust approach to security helps CyberSecurity Malaysia address secure collaboration and meet new compliance requirements, but also gives us confidence that our nation’s valuable intellectual property is safe and secure with BlackBerry.”
CyberSecurity Malaysia operates as a national cyber security specialist and technical agency, under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.
Faced with both “stringent security compliance requirements and an increasingly digital workforce”, the agency required a vendor capable of protecting the “nation’s most important data”.
“BlackBerry has always been trusted by governments and enterprises for security, privacy and control,” added Amit Mehta, managing director of ASEAN and India, BlackBerry. “Now a leading security software and services company, BlackBerry protects against threats to apps, data, devices, networks, processes and autonomous systems at every layer of an enterprise and any Internet of Things device.
“Together with CyberSecurity Malaysia, we are proud to help the nation protect its most important information, meet compliance and still advance towards its digital transformation goals.”
According to Mehta, the deployment of BlackBerry software also enables staff to “safely share sensitive data in a trusted environment”, in addition to mitigating against cyber threats and risks of data breaches.
Mehta said CyberSecurity Malaysia now has complete endpoint management and policy control for “diverse and growing” fleets of devices and apps, which also complies with Malaysia’s Data Leakage Protection framework.