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IBM security has announced the availability of Watson for Cyber Security, the industry’s first augmented intelligence technology designed to power cognitive security operations centers.
Over the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cyber security, ingesting over 1 million security documents. Watson can now help security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports that have never before been accessible to modern security tools.
Watson for Cyber Security will be integrated into IBM’s new Cognitive SOC platform, bringing together advanced cognitive technologies with security operations and providing the ability to respond to threats across endpoint, network, users and cloud.
The centerpiece of this platform is IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson, a new app available in the IBM Security App Exchange, which is the first tool that taps into Watson’s corpus of cyber security insights.
This new app is already being used by Avnet, University of New Brunswick, Sopra Steria and 40 other customers globally to augment security analysts’ investigations into security incidents.
IBM has also invested in research to bring cognitive tools into its global X-Force Command Center Network, including a Watson-powered chatbot currently being used to interact with IBM Managed Security Services customers.
IBM also revealed a new research project, codenamed “Havyn,” pioneering a voice-powered security assistant that leverages Watson conversation technology to respond to verbal commands and natural language from security analysts.
The project uses Watson APIs, Bluemix and IBM Cloud to provide real-time response to verbal requests and commands, accessing data from open source security intelligence, including IBM X-Force Exchange, as well as client-specific historic data and their security tools.
Watson is also currently engaging with clients daily via a new chatbot tool deployed in IBM’s X-Force Command Center Network, which manages over 1 trillion security events per month. Clients can choose to ask Watson questions via instant messaging about their security posture or network configurations.
For example, clients can ask Watson questions about a device or ticket status. The tool is also capable of executing commands from IBM MSS customers, such as reassigning a ticket to a new owner.
Go here to learn more about Watson for Cyber Security and the Cognitive SOC.