Blackberry adds Cylance to QNX, announces partnerships with AWS, Damon, and Renovo

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LAS VEGAS–Blackberry has merged its Cylance ML security solution into its QNX software suite for autonomous vehicles, the company announced Jan. 6th at CES 2020.

The integration is the first time Blackberry has announced a major plan for Cylance since its acquisition last year.

Vehicles are becoming increasingly complex with added driver-assist functions. Certain assistive safety functions need high degrees of reliability. The controllers and processors that manage these functions need regular updates and therefore need security solutions to prevent tampering. The Blackberry Cylance will be used to do exactly that.

Cylance will be used to ensure APK integrity and alert manufactures if it detects a faulty or malicious piece of software installed in the vehicle’s control system.

If it detects an anomaly, Cylance will alert the user and vehicle manufacturer. It will not, however, execute any mitigative measures – Blackberry leaves the response up to the manufacturer and the user.

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