Getting Started

Request a free, 90-minute mobile security best practices assessment by BlackBerry.

The Difficult Race Between Enterprise Security and Enterprise Mobility

Regardless of vertical, mobility is one of the most exciting areas of business IT. The new use cases, business processes, and enhanced workflows that come hand-in-hand with mobilizing one’s employees, partners and customers can be a boon to any business. However, all too often, security controls and procedures lag behind the rapid pace of business process mobilization. Enterprise IT must get security right before misunderstood risk creeps into the environment.

That’s where the BlackBerry SHIELD mobile security best practices assessment comes in. It’s a vendor-agnostic, comprehensive mobile security best practices framework that manages mobile risks and helps you achieve your objectives. It's completely free of charge, and only takes 90 minutes of your time by phone. Tap into BlackBerry’s industry-leading frameworks, and see how your business can improve its security.

How Does an IT Security Team Keep Pace While Avoiding a Serious Incident?

  • High expectations of a perfect user experience
  • Diversity of devices and environments
  • Complex security risks, including work and personal use of the same devices
  • Impatient internal and external stakeholders
  • Constrained IT resources, money and expertise

Good News: You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Yourself

There is a tremendous amount of mobile security expertise already available throughout the industry and within the BlackBerry Security Team. Our team has 15+ years of experience with mobile device security best practices. We’ve taken that knowledge and combined it with other industry leading mobile security best practices frameworks to create the most comprehensive and effective mobile security best practices framework.

What the BlackBerry Mobile Security Best Practices Assessment Covers

When you engage BlackBerry for an assessment, security advisors, which include BlackBerry security professionals and authorized partners, will review your organization’s mobile security controls and practices by phone for approximately 90 minutes of question, answer, and discussion.

The result is identification of areas of strength, as well as those that may need attention. The best practices assessment is comprehensive, balanced and vendor agnostic: it covers both technical controls and administrative controls. There are over 20 categories of controls that are covered:

Technical Controls


  • Device security policy management
  • Security administrator controls
  • OS integrity and malware controls
  • Encryption (at rest, in transit)
  • Authentication
  • Data leak prevention
  • Secure communications and content protection
  • Application security
  • Availability

Administrative Controls – Process, Procedures and Documentation


  • Mobile Device Lifecycle Management
  • Application security
  • Organizational security structure
  • Security configuration change management
  • Risk assessment
  • Security incident and response
  • Governance/HR and Legal
  • Security awareness training

Mobile Security Best Practices Assessment Report

Following the assessment, a one-page report summarizing the key security gaps will be provided, as well as an assessment worksheet that itemizes each of the almost 100 controls. This worksheet can then be used by the organization to track any efforts on fixing the identified issues.

Getting Started

Request a free, 90-minute mobile security best practices assessment by BlackBerry.