Education - Universities & Colleges

Secure Your Infrastructure for Protection and Collaboration

As security leader, BlackBerry® is uniquely positioned to enable and encourage the delivery and adoption of eLearning, teaching and administration, with controls to protect information and individual privacy.

Introducing AtHoc Public Safety Edition: providing local governments and universities proven capabilities to deliver critical communications directly to the public in an accurate, secure and trusted manner.

Education’s Digital Evolution

Education’s Digital Evolution

The wide variety of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices used on campus by students and faculty create a significant opportunity for anytime, anywhere, any device learning. At the same time, schools are continually challenged to meet shifting compliance requirements and maintain security.

Mobile Devices on Campus

Students expect mobile learning and remote access to information
16 to 24 year olds own one or more mobile device. 60% own three or more.
Post-graduate researchers consider mobility to be essential
25 to 34 year olds own at least one mobile device, it’s the largest consumer age group.
Mature/senior staff use mobile devices for day-to-day tasks
35 to 54 year olds consume mobile data, and 50% email on mobile devices.
Risks from IoT Devices for Schools & Colleges

Risks from IoT Devices for Schools & Colleges

Sam Robshaw, senior cyber security consultant at BlackBerry, explained how even something as innocuous as an IoT smart kettle could be leveraged to hack into an academic network.
Protect Your People in an Emergency or Outage

Protect Your People in an Emergency or Outage

The safety of staff, students, community and property is paramount. It is crucial to have a solution in place so your organization can effectively respond to incidents, send alerts and account for your people.

BlackBerry® AtHoc networked crisis communication unifies critical communications within and beyond the organization.

  • Alert faculty, staff and students of emergency campus closures due to weather, fire or other on-site issues.
  • Enable two-way mass notifications during a crisis, and account for all your people’s whereabouts.
  • Protect individuals and enable check-ins, even while travelling or in foreign locales.

Secure and Manage Your Diverse Set of Endpoints

Today's modern learning environment is dynamic, leaning heavily on digital access for remote learning, educational apps, and administrative file keeping. But the lines between desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearables and even IoT are blurring. 

To bring order to this chaos, a comprehensive approach to endpoint security and management is essential to protect against and remediate cyber threats, while providing visibility across all endpoints. BlackBerry Spark® enables a Zero Trust security environment focused on earning trust across any endpoint, including desktop, mobile, server and IoT.

Enable Collaboration While Protecting Your People, IP and Data

Whether it’s for research, assignment handling, course information, or administrative documents, a secure file sharing solution is essential to protect the data, your IP and all campus users.

BlackBerry® Workspaces offers a document-centric solution that provides secure access and collaboration across all devices. Faculty, staff and students are free to use their device of choice, from laptops to tablets to smartphones.

GDPR Compliance is Not Optional

GDPR Compliance is Not Optional

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU has had a dramatic effect on the way organizations deal with the data of customers, employees and others. BlackBerry has a team of security and compliance specialists who are specifically responsible to assist you in this area.

BlackBerry is a proud member of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA)