When does good security threaten your sales? When the Blackberry encryption security measures make security people in India wary of your product, that’s when.
In India ‘warns BlackBerry over security threat’ you’ll find this:
The smartphone, which uses sophisticated encryption technology that Indian security forces are unable to intercept and decipher, is used by nearly one million customers in India, according to the news agency.
India’s home ministry says RIM has addressed the security concerns of several other countries, including the United States, and there is no justification to not do the same in India, PTI reported.
What do you think? Will Blackberry adjust their encryption technology? Afterall, 1 million customers is still a lot of customers.
And if Blackberry does make the adjustments and such devices eventually make their way to the Philippines, will IT professionals face more challenges as they enforce IT security policies governing the need for transmitting confidential corporate information over secure channels?
With more executives using Blackberry devices or smartphones to communicate sales and marketing information with various business partners, we will have to develop additional training on “how to send and receive email securely” especially if Blackberry softens its encryption technology.