Security

IBM and CDC blockchain project uses records stored on cloud

IBM and the US Centers for Disease Control are teaming up to build a blockchain and cloud-based data system that could track public health issues including opioid addiction. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics already collects copious amounts of health data from surveys, and the new system would include medical records obtained through hospital […]

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IBM X-Force Red Security Team takes on security challenges with the help of IBM Cloud

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve likely seen a recent top news headline with the words “security breach” somewhere in there. This is not the type of press companies want to be recognized for, and it is even worse for the millions of customers who are left out in the cold when their unauthorized […]

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3 ways cloud is transforming the banking industry

Banking firms have many of the same IT challenges of any other industry: infrastructure scalabity requirements, the need for application modernization and a pressure to use data to build better customer experiences. At the same time, banking firms also face some of the most stringent security and compliance standards of any industry. Cloud technology can […]

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Changing the game: 3 ways IBM Cloud is transforming the US Open

For more than 25 years, IBM has collaborated with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to help put on one of the greatest events in sports: the US Open. As IBM has evolved and innovated, it has brought those advancements to help improve the US Open experience for fans. In 2018, that storied tradition continues […]

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CenturyLink and Digital Realty tap IBM Cloud Direct Link to expand access

Over the past two weeks, two companies, CenturyLink and Digital Realty, have announced plans to expand direct, private access to the IBM Cloud in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Both companies will use IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated Hosting deployments to help enterprise customers establish low-latency, global connections across a security-rich […]

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Privacy by design in the era of GDPR

“Privacy by design” is a way to make complying with GDPR regulations simpler. Instead of having to try to protect multiple aspects of security in every system, you can ensure security is applied much more widely, so that individual areas of security and multiple connected systems are protected without additional effort or overview. Keeping customer […]

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IBM serves up 3 IT lessons from Wimbledon

Wimbledon is not resting easy on its history of success. The organization behind The Championships, Wimbledon embraces new technology and best practices in pursuit of its goal of continuing to produce one of the greatest competitions in sports. For decades, IBM has been the proud technology collaborator. Many of the same IT principles and tools […]

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Vendor fraud gets red light from startup using blockchain on IBM Cloud

Fortune tells the story of how a scam involving email phishing and fake suppliers victimized the most sophisticated, tech-savvy corporations. A fraudster forged email addresses, invoices and corporate stamps to impersonate a large, Asian-based manufacturer with whom the tech firms regularly did business to trick two companies into paying for computer supplies. Over a two-year […]

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Benchmark your readiness for a GDPR-compliant world

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data regulation going into effect, we recently wrapped the latest GDPR Summit in London. Almost 500 attendees across most industries attended three parallel tracks of GDPR focused activity: GDPR program, HR and sales, and marketing. I was honored to give the keynote with my IBM colleague Jonathan […]

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FacePhi biometric solution for mobile banking runs on IBM Cloud

Smartphones put the whole world in the palm of users’ hands. They can manage their personal lives, interact with friends and social networks, and bank and shop online. But how can we know that our interactions and transactions are secure? Social networks, e-commerce companies and banks require user names and passwords, but according to Tech […]

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4 things to look for in a private cloud solution

If your team doesn’t know what to look for in a private cloud solution, you might end up picking a terrible choice for your organization. That one bad decision could put your business at a huge disadvantage for key IT activities such as developing applications, protecting data and building great customer experiences. Private cloud offers […]

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Extending security and performance from the cloud to the network edge with IBM and Cloudflare

The rate and sophistication of cyber security threats are growing daily, but security should not be a barrier to entry for enterprises on their cloud journey. More importantly, enterprises shouldn’t have to sacrifice application performance to enhance security. IBM and Cloudflare are working together to launch IBM Cloud Internet Services, a set of edge network […]

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