Blackberry’s Acquisition of Cylance Inc.: An Impact On Cyber-Security

5 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2020

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Tyrone Branch

California Intercontinental University

Date Written: July 30, 2019


In this article Casacchia proposes that Cylance Inc. is a very reputable security firm with lots of deep-pocket buyers taking notice of the company. Blackberry will takeover the headquarters’ in Irvine, California considered the largest acquisition in the last 34 years of Blackberry’s history. Moreover, Blackberry is moving away from cellphones to a cyber-security platform as it reinvents itself, to stay profitable. Casacchia follows the senior manager's road seeking the acquisition of Cylance a move that will give Blackberry control over Dell, Gap Inc., and Panasonic all partners to Cylance with 15 million Internet hardware devices to serve under its umbrella.

Keywords: Cyber-Security, Acquisition, Internet Hardware, Senior Manager

JEL Classification: G

Suggested Citation

Branch, Tyrone, Blackberry’s Acquisition of Cylance Inc.: An Impact On Cyber-Security (July 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

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