BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team

Helping you protect your systems, smartphones and tablets


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The BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) works to make BlackBerry® one of the most secure mobile platforms available. The BlackBerry SIRT builds collaborative relationships across the industry, monitors the security threat landscape and responds rapidly to emerging incidents to provide customers with the guidance and tools they need to protect their systems and devices.

Latest News

New Security Notice RSS feed

Due to recent changes to the BlackBerry Public Knowledge Base, previously configured RSS feeds will no longer return new knowledgebase articles. This includes Security Advisories and Security Notices. To continue receiving updates, you will need to subscribe to the new RSS feeds.

Please visit to subscribe to the Security Advisories and Security Notices RSS feed.


BlackBerry Releases Privacy Guidance for Third-Party App Developers

To discourage privacy-infringing apps, BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team released new privacy guidance for BlackBerry® World™ app developers that helps clarify what BlackBerry considers personal information and provides general guidance on how it should be protected.

Empowering Customers to Make Informed Decisions about Their Security and Privacy

Learn about the four types of advisories and notices BlackBerry publishes to protect customers from emerging threats.

Advisories & Notices

BlackBerry is committed to improving the security of its products and strives to identify and remove vulnerabilities before the product is released to market. However, software vulnerabilities remain a fact of life and the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) is prepared to advise you about risks to you and the availability of software fixes.

2014 security advisories
2013 security advisories
2011 security advisories
Previous security advisories

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Security Updates

Helping to protect customers from security threats is the number one priority of the BlackBerry SIRT. This team provides security updates for publicly released, non-Beta BlackBerry products. The team also scores security issues using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and those identified as severe are given the highest level of priority.

Before the release of a security update, BlackBerry build and test processes must first determine that the update is of the quality customers expect. The BlackBerry SIRT publishes security advisories and notices to inform you that updates or guidance are available, and provides the details you need to complete a tailored risk assessment.


An essential part of the daily work of the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) includes collaborating with customers, partners, vendors, governments, academics and the security research community. Ongoing engagement helps BlackBerry deliver a unique level of security that customers depend upon.

Conference hosting and sponsorship

Meet the team at security events around the world

The BlackBerry SIRT sponsors numerous security conferences around the world every year. These events provide the team with an opportunity to continue to foster relationships with members of the security community as well as support the research that comes out of it. While BlackBerry invests heavily in internal security engineering, supporting and recognizing independent security research is crucial for the industry and BlackBerry® customers.

BlackBerry SIRT focuses on keeping an open dialogue with key groups throughout the mobile industry in order to ensure a continuous exchange of ideas, technology and techniques. By routinely working together, BlackBerry and its industry partners are advancing mobile technology and protecting customers from emerging security and privacy issues.


The BlackBerry SIRT thanks the following people and organizations for reporting security issues under the industry practice of coordinated disclosure and working with the team to protect BlackBerry customers.

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Acknowledgements 2015


Acknowledgements 2014
Acknowledgements 2013

For presenting at the BlackBerry Security Summit, June 2013:

For identifying and reporting a security issue to BlackBerry:

Acknowledgements 2012

For presenting at the BlackBerry Security Summit, June 2012:


For identifying and reporting a security issue to BlackBerry:

Acknowledgements 2011

For identifying and reporting a security issue to BlackBerry:

Previous Acknowledgements

For identifying and reporting a security issue to BlackBerry:

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