BlackBerry Buys UK’s Encription Ltd To Kickstart Its New Cybersecurity Consultancy

BlackBerry is not the smartphone powerhouse it used to be, but it’s been making a concerted effort to hold on to its position as a go-to place for enterprise customers, specifically in highly secure environments. As part of that strategy, today the company announced that it has acquired Encription Ltd, a cybersecurity consultancy that delivers services globally but operates “from a secure location in Worcestershire” in the UK. BlackBerry says will be using the acquisition to help it kickstart a new consulting business, Professional Cybersecurity Services.

Terms of the deal, which BlackBerry says was completed February 19, were not disclosed. It does not appear that Encription ever raised venture funding.

BlackBerry is launching Professional Cybersecurity Services, it…

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