BlackBerry is working with the government of Malaysia to secure the Southeast Asian nation’s communications agency and upskill the local workforce.
The Canadian company recently signed a long-term software and services agreement to deploy its full cybersecurity suite to strengthen the integrity of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
The cybersecurity provider offers BlackBerry SecuSuite, a NATO-certified voice and messaging platform for enterprise and government, and BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management, which is designed to protect sensitive data across a remote workplace.
Governments around the world also use BlackBerry AtHoc, a critical event management and incident response platform.
BlackBerry will also establish a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur in 2024. The facility will provide specialized training to build Malaysia’s cyber workforce.
The initiative is in line with Ottawa’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, which seeks to improve security in the region.
“Cybersecurity is a shared challenge that requires international cooperation, which is why we strongly support BlackBerry’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Malaysia, an important bilateral partner of Canada,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.
Aside from training, the CCoE is expected to enhance intelligence sharing between Malaysia and Canada. The upcoming facility will offer “always-on” cyberthreat intelligence and incident response teams to disrupt and address counter incidents.