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BlackBerry introduces security offering for IoT devices

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An attendee takes a photo during the launch event for the new Blackberry Classic smartphone in New York
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  • 3 years ago

An attendee takes a photo during the launch event for the new Blackberry Classic smartphone in New York

(Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters.

Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering that it contends will secure millions of devices, expected to be part of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) sphere.

The company said it has already won a contract in Britain to issue certificates for the smart meter initiative there with more than 104 million smart meters and home energy management devices.

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