CAN-US Security-Enhanced BlackBerry Trial. Concept Document


  1. Salmanian, M.
  2. Kellett, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
This report develops the concept for a trial of a secure wireless network for the public safety, emergency preparedness, and law enforcement communities in Canada and the US. Recent advances in the security of wireless technology have made it possible for wireless devices to be considered for inter-governmental communications. This will speed up the response time of decision makers on both sides of the border for domestic security and emergency management events. Research done during the trial is expected to help to guide future effort for a classified solution that will be suitable for military use. This proposal is based on available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology with a Communication Security Establishment (CSE)/National Security Agency (NSA)-developed security overlay. It seeks to integrate Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry handheld wireless device with the joint CSE/NSA secure e-mail solution on a larger scale than previous implementations. The trial also seeks to supplement the BlackBerry’s paging and cellular communications capability with the addition of satellite communications. This will add redundancy in areas with paging or cellular coverage and otherwise extend coverage throughout North America and out beyond the coasts. This paper defines the objectives of the trial and the benefits generated by the trial for participating agencies such as Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) and the United States’ Department of Homeland

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Public Key Infrastructure;Public key systems
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2004-181 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Sep 2004
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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