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COVID-19 and cybersecurity: what you need to know

Global events such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) make all of us attractive targets for cybercriminals. Whether it’s phishing emails or new targeted scams, these tactics are meant to take advantage of citizens who are understandably concerned about their health and safety during this challenging time. Read more to learn what to do.

X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020

Actionable threat intelligence can help your agency allocate resources, understand relevant threats, and bolster your security strategy. The annual IBM X-Force® Threat Intelligence Index sheds light on the biggest cyber risks that agencies face today. Gain fresh insights on the trends shaping the threat landscape, including:

  • 8.5 billion records breached in 2019, giving attackers access to more stolen credentials. Securing credentials and access controls is more important than ever.
  • 150,000 vulnerabilities disclosed to date. Patching vulnerabilities is still a problem for many agenceis and cybercriminals know that.
  • Ransomware attacks up 67% year-over-year in Q4 2019. Threat actors are innovating with new ransomware code for destructive attacks.
  • North America the biggest geographic target. Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America trailed North America in number of attacks.

Featured solutions

Situational awareness and response

Stop and respond to advanced threats with an adaptive security architecture

Cognitive security

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artificial intelligence for a smarter kind of cybersecurity

Mobile security

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Secure access to data and applications across all end points

Biometrics and identity access management

Let silent security drive your identity and access management

Tackling the Key Challenges of Federal Cybersecurity

In this podcast, Ian Doyle, IBM federal market leader for cybersecurity strategy, will break down the challenges policy makers and decision makers are facing in federal cybersecurity.  Among other topics, Ian will discuss how can agencies can implement better cybersecurity practices by using tools such as the DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program for civilian agencies and the rise of federal cyber schools to help train the next generation of security leaders.

Resources

The awakening of cyber threat hunting: Intelligence analysis for security and risk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The new specialty of cyber threat hunting is an emerging discipline that focuses on advanced threats.

IBM Named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management

IBM was evaluated alongside 16 other vendors and placed as a leader for completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Behind the Scenes of the Science Channel Special, ‘Dark Web: Fighting Cybercrime’

IBM Security teamed up with Atomic Entertainment and Science Channel to produce a documentary about the nature of the Dark Web and innovations in the security industry.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

In today’s volatile, cyber security environment, QRadar provides seamless, integrated management of disparate capabilities under one system.

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