2017 Elite Sponsor: IBM
Cybercriminals are growing in number and sophistication, rendering traditional perimeter solutions powerless against today’s advanced threats. IBM Security delivers next-generation security technology and services that can outthink bad actors, discover threats, prevent breaches, and quickly respond to incidents when they happen, significantly reducing damage to an organization’s finances and reputation.
Over the past decade, IBM spent $2 billion on security research and development, resulting in 3,700+ security-related patents, and acquired more than 19 top security companies to grow its portfolio. With 7,500 security professionals and threat researchers in 133 countries, IBM Security helps more than 12,000 clients adapt to threats with intelligent, integrated solutions, cognitive technology and Watson analytics, automated incident response, cloud-based solutions and state-of-the-art security operations centers.
To counter the 80% of attacks originating from highly organized crime rings, IBM opened up and shared its own extensive threat database, IBM X-Force, in 2016, sparking a global collaboration that will help safeguard our economies and privacy.
IBM has identified, and responds to, clients’ three most pressing security needs:
Security Transformation Services: As security breaches continue to ruin fortunes and reputations, C-suites demand IT Security strategies that provide the best protection for immediate and long term. As security skills are more difficult to obtain and retain than ever, these demands become even more challenging for IT professionals. IBM bridges the security skills gap by helping create the best security program for an organization’s size and industry, or by complementing the IT department with technologists and researchers who have up-to-date cyber security skills. IBM can help skills-strapped companies with everything from modernizing security operations, to building strategies that accelerate BYOD, Cloud, Mobile and IoT, to running their entire security program.
Security Operations and Response: Advanced analytics solutions from IBM help clients prevent targeted attacks, detect unknown threats, and quickly respond to incidents to mitigate damage. With the IBM Security integrated intelligence platform, malware can be detected in real time and stopped before it causes harm. IBM Security protects more than 270,000,000 endpoints throughout the threat lifecycle, applying an integrated defense that breaks the attack chain and preempts infection. And because the question is no longer if, but when a breach happens, IBM Security incident response capabilities can reduce the time to investigate and resolve an incident by 75%, reducing the average cost of a data breach by 10%.
Information Risk and Protection: In today’s era of increasing, easily-shared data, our clients have potentially millions of users – employees, customers, partners, contractors — coming into their systems to access their records. The data they are using has also increased exponentially, and the rate of new applications being developed in the world of mobile apps is astonishing. This velocity and volume require a different, risk-based approach to security. IBM Security solutions offer automated access controls that are smart enough to know where users are located, what they want to do, and what normal behavior is before letting them in the door, all without impeding productivity and innovation.