Modern field guide to security and privacy

Transforming overwhelming data to actionable intelligence

Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line.

Securing your infrastructure, your customer interactions and protecting your data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Many cyber attacks remain undetected for up to eight months and can cost an organization an average of $11 million.

And today’s cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated, agile and capable of launching more attacks at faster speeds. Organizations must evolve, replacing traditional defensive security strategies with a proactive, intelligence-driven offense to prevent and disrupt these threats. 

Enterprise Insight Analysis (Credit: IBM i2)

The IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis solution is a next-generation intelligence solution designed to turn overwhelming and disparate data sets into comprehensive intelligence, in near real time. Watch IBM i2's Federal Chief Strategist, Andrew Borene, discuss the Enterprise Insight Analysis solution at a recent Passcode-Center for National Policy event at the top of this page. 

Cyber threats vary greatly and so do the sources of the threats. To counter those various sources, organizations need intelligence to fortify themselves from both internal and external threats. 

Organizations face five critical sources of cyber danger: 

  • Commercial and industrial cyber espionage for theft and competitive advantage 
  • Government cyber espionage for technical and political advantage 
  • Organized crime for financial gain through the acquisition and theft of data and goods 
  • Terrorist activity designed to harm both businesses and governments, including damage to physical infrastructure by unauthorized entry to their industrial control systems 
  • Hacktivism of IT assets resulting in public embarrassment, loss of public confidence and damage to the value of the brand 

These threats are further complicated by the agility of the attackers against the less agile, traditional defense systems. The solution? Cyber intelligence.

Fortifying cyber security requires proactive cyber intelligence that identifies threat actors, their purpose, intentions, infrastructure and weaknesses. To accomplish these goals, organizations need investigative solutions that extend to areas not addressed and conquered by traditional security solutions, because a strategy based on protection alone, is not sufficient anymore. With the IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis solution, organizations can proactively develop a comprehensive understanding of their attack surfaces and vulnerabilities and develop referenceable attack scenarios to help speed investigations and remediation. To prevent future attacks, organizations can identify and investigate attackers after an incident. All insights become part of the organization’s cyber security strategy and tactics, resulting in stronger and smarter cyber security.

You can download our full IBM i2 white paper here and view our EIA for Cyber Intel infographic here.

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