About
DTEK

The
DTEK by BlackBerry
app is designed to help you monitor and control the level of security on your
BlackBerry
device.

Monitoring how apps access your info

The
DTEK by BlackBerry
app lets you see which apps are using features on your device to access your info. Some apps must access your device features to work correctly. Other apps, though, might intentionally access features on your device without your knowledge.
DTEK
monitors when an app does any of the following:
  • Takes a picture or a video using the camera
  • Accesses your device's calendar
  • Reads, creates, edits, or deletes a contact
  • Accesses the location of your device
  • Sends a text message (SMS or MMS) from your device
  • Turns the microphone on or off on your device
  • Accesses your device's contacts
From
DTEK
, you can view the details of when an app used a feature on your device to access your info. You can also view the app's permissions, stop the app from running, uninstall the app from your device, or set up notifications to monitor future access.

Evaluating the setup of security features on your device

The
DTEK by BlackBerry
app evaluates how or if you have set up security features on your device, including, for example, screen lock, factory reset protection, and remote device management.
You can scan your device at any time to check for security improvements. During each scan,
DTEK
assigns an overall security rating to your device along with a rating for each of the security features that it monitors.
DTEK
also performs an automatic scan of your device every week. Once the scan is complete, you can tap the scan notification to open
DTEK
and view your security ratings.
If a security feature receives a poor or fair rating,
DTEK
can recommend actions that you can take to improve your security settings and achieve a better rating. You can improve the overall security rating for your device by adjusting the settings of individual security features on your device.

Security ratings

Security rating
Description
Your device and the data on your device have a low security risk.
Your device and the data on your device have a medium security risk.
To learn how you can improve your security rating, tap the warning.
Your device and the data on your device have a high security risk.
To learn how you can improve your security rating, tap the warning.