On the consulting side, BlackBerry's skills in areas such as secure software development and secure engineering are being brought to bear by customers in various industries including mining, healthcare and air transport.
Part of the problem is that organisations tend to focus mainly on the user experience, with security as an afterthought. It is important to consider security issues early in the project, he said.
While the Australian operations of BlackBerry and Cylance are still separate entities despite the February 2019 acquisition, work is underway to bring the teams together and "we're starting to see real examples of integration of these products," he said, foreshadowing announcements about the integration by the end of the year.
It is important that an organisation's people – employees, students, contractors and so on – can trust the channel and the message in times of crisis, and that is what AtHoc is said to allow.
The Sydney leg of the BlackBerry World Tour 2019 is scheduled for 21 November at Pier One Sydney Harbour. Registrations are now open.