BlackBerry's VP of Solutions to advise on EU cybersecurity

BlackBerry Vice President of Solutions, Roger Sels, has been selected to advise on key cross-border EU cybersecurity initiatives.

BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Roger Sels, its Vice President of Solutions, to two new, ambitious Ad-Hoc Working Groups on Security Operations Centres and the Cybersecurity Market, both of which will advise the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).  

These two key working groups look to assist the EU in capturing the current practices of its Security Operations Centres (SOCs) and to address the long-term challenges that the cybersecurity market will face across the region, and ultimately help to identify, protect against, detect, respond to, and recover from cyber threats when they affect organisations. The move is part of an international effort to strengthen EU cybersecurity structures and develop the capabilities of member states to comprehensively respond to cyber threats, including cross-border incidents. 

BlackBerry says its expertise in securing over 500 million endpoints worldwide, as well as the extensive knowledge underpinning its advanced Research and Intelligence team, means that it is ideally suited to contribute to this effort to protect organisations from long-term damage when cyber-attacks strike.  

Sels said: “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to advise ENISA on these two key domains, with the ambitious goal to propel European cyber resilience forward, strengthening both the Member States’ capabilities to plan for, detect, respond to and recover from incidents, as well as stimulating long-term European cyber innovation, and where innovation is not sought, regulation of existing market participants via the EU Cybersecurity certification framework to increase the security posture for all market participants.” 

BlackBerry says the opportunity to support international (public-private) collaboration, knowledge sharing, and solutions innovation is closely entwined with its aims. 

About BlackBerry 

BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.  The company secures more than 500M endpoints including over 195M vehicles.  Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems.  

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