How IBM assisting CISOs to boost cyber security

IBM today announced IBM X-Force Exchange, a new cyber security threat intelligence sharing platform to defend against cyber crimes.

This IBM platform — powered by IBM Cloud — provides access to actionable IBM and third-party threat data, including real-time indicators of live attacks targeting chief information security officers (CISO).

IBM is trying to leverage the recent IT analyst reports that said 80 percent of cyber attacks are driven by organized crime rings in which data, tools and expertise are shared. 65 percent of in-house cybersecurity teams use multiple sources of trusted and untrusted external intelligence to fight attackers.

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Enterprises CISOs can tap data sources, including catalogs of vulnerabilities, threat information based on monitoring of more than 15 billion monitored security events per day, malware threat intelligence from a network of 270 million endpoints, threat information based on over 25 billion web pages and images, deep intelligence on more than 8 million spam and phishing attacks and reputation data on nearly 1 million malicious IP addresses.

IBM says 700 terabytes of raw aggregated data at X-Force Exchange will continue to grow.

Brendan Hannigan, general manager, IBM Security, said: “We’re taking the lead by opening up our own deep and global network of cyberthreat research, customers, technologies and experts.”

Baburajan K
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