Charles Eagan and Eric Cornelius: BlackBerry and Cylance Just Makes Sense
Mar 4, 2019 · 43 min
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Charles Eagan and Eric Cornelius: BlackBerry and Cylance Just Makes Sense

Is a Terminator T-800 an endpoint? Is Voltron an endpoint? Could we have prevented a lot of damage to the Earth if Tony Stark had just installed a BlackBerry Cylance endpoint protection solution on the Iron Legion?

In this week’s episode of InSecurity, Matt Stephenson chats with BlackBerry CTO Charles Eagan and BlackBerry Cylance CPO Eric Cornelius... two people charged with leading the charge to combine BlackBerry and Cylance into a security solution that will protect every Thing under the sun.

Take a walk with them as Matt finds out what the future holds now that BlackBerry and Cylance have come together.

If you are in San Francisco for RSA, make sure to come say hello to Charles, Eric, Matt and a lot of other interesting security folks Tuesday night at the Digital Shadows Security Leaders Party, Tuesday, March 5that 6.00 pm. 

Cylance will be at Booth #6145 in the North Hall. Swing by to see demos of Cylance’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform which provides advanced endpoint protection and endpoint detection and response capabilities.

Join us to see for yourself how the Cylance AI Platform delivers business value and outcomes you had been told were impossible. You can also snag some of our giveaways while you’re there, so come on by. 

About Charles Eagan

Charles Eagan is the Chief Technology Officer for BlackBerry. In this role, Charles oversees the standardization and integration of all company products and is responsible for the advancement of new technologies and partnerships, with an emphasis on defining BlackBerry’s Enterprise of Things platform as well as driving innovation within emerging markets.

Charles was previously the Global Head of Electronics at Dyson Ltd (U.K.), focused on IoT device deployment. Prior to that he served as BlackBerry’s Global Head of Device Software, and spearheaded development of the BlackBerry 10 operating system and the transition to secure Android.

Charles was formerly Vice President of Engineering for QNX Software, where he concentrated on the automotive and embedded markets. He also worked at Cisco and directed development of the seminal CRS-1 carrier routing system.

Charles is a noted speaker, thought leader and IoT expert who has been at the forefront of new frontiers in digital connectivity for over three decades. He graduated with honors from the University of Waterloo (Canada) with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and electrical engineering minor.

About Eric Cornelius


Eric Cornelius is the Chief Product Officer at Blackberry Cylance. In this role, Eric drives product and innovation. Previously Eric served as VP of Innovation, Director of Critical Infrastructure/ICS and Technical Director of Incident Response/Critical Infrastructure at Cylance. Eric brings this wealth of knowledge and long history as a security practitioner, consultant, trusted advisor and product builder to his work in elevating our product development initiatives, and to leading our product management and corporate development teams.

About Matt Stephenson

Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Security Technology team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and host of CylanceTV

Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come

Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.  

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