BlackBerry introduces cybersecurity assistant powered by generative AI - The EE

BlackBerry introduces cybersecurity assistant powered by generative AI

BlackBerry has announced its new generative AI-powered assistant for security operations centre (SOC) teams. The enterprise-grade system acts as a SOC analyst providing generative AI-based cyberthreat analysis and support to enhance CISO operations. It leverages private large language models (LLMs) for greater accuracy and data privacy.

BlackBerry’s generative AI-powered cybersecurity assistant will initially be made available to a select group of customers.

The assistant, which will be available to BlackBerry’s Cylance AI customers, predicts customer needs to proactively provide information rather than requiring users to manually ask questions. The company claims this can compress research hours into seconds. Fully integrated with the Cylance Console, the assistant produces a natural workflow instead of an inefficient chatbot experience.

Cylance was introduced as an AI cybersecurity solution, highlighting its predictive capabilities, which are increasingly crucial for addressing emerging cyber risks and are expected to define the future of cybersecurity.

“BlackBerry pioneered the AI cybersecurity market and our commitment to innovation means we are once again at the forefront of the industry as we unveil our generative AI-powered cybersecurity assistant,” said Nathan Jenniges, the senior vice president and general manager of Spark for BlackBerry’s cybersecurity business unit. “This new solution will enable our customers to modernise their SOC operations helping them to stay a step ahead of the adversary. It will be invaluable to CISOs in overcoming the challenges they face, including an evolving threat landscape and resource constraints.”

Charles Eagan, the chief technology officer at BlackBerry, added: “Generative AI has the potential to deliver tremendous economic value, making it an area of focus for BlackBerry. Our patent portfolio already includes generative AI. Throughout our innovations, we take our commitment to delivering enterprise-grade solutions seriously – innovations that deliver value rather than react to hype – as demonstrated by this announcement and our being one of the first signatories of Canada’s voluntary Generative AI Code of Conduct.”

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