AI for cybersecurity

As cyberattacks grow in volume and complexity, artificial intelligence (AI) is helping under-resourced security operations analysts stay ahead of threats. Curating threat intelligence from millions of research papers, blogs and news stories, AI provides instant insights to help you fight through the noise of thousands of daily alerts, drastically reducing response times.

Watch the video to hear Kevin Skapinetz, IBM Security vice president of strategy and design, explain how advanced AI can act as an advisor to analysts, helping them quickly identify and connect the dots between threats.

How AI helps

AI technologies like machine learning and natural language processing enable analysts to respond to threats with greater confidence and speed


AI is trained by consuming billions of data artifacts from both structured and unstructured sources, such as blogs and news stories. Through machine learning and deep learning techniques, the AI improves its knowledge to “understand” cybersecurity threats and cyber risk.


AI gathers insights and uses reasoning to identify the relationships between threats, such as malicious files, suspicious IP addresses or insiders. This analysis takes seconds or minutes, allowing security analysts to respond to threats up to 60 times faster.


AI eliminates time-consuming research tasks and provides curated analysis of risks, reducing the amount of time security analysts take to make the critical decisions and launch an orchestrated response to remediate the threat.

Cognitive security: Smarter, better

Cognitive security combines the strengths of artificial intelligence and human intelligence. Cognitive AI learns with each interaction to proactively detect and analyze threats, providing actionable insights to security analysts for making informed decisions — with speed and accuracy.

Cognitive security with Watson

Cognitive computing, an advanced type of artificial intelligences, leverages various forms of AI, including machine-learning algorithms and deep-learning networks, that get stronger and smarter over time. Watson™ for Cyber Security, IBM’s cognitive AI, learns with each interaction to connect the dots between threats and provide actionable insights. The result: You can respond to threats with greater confidence and speed.

Watch the video to see how IBM QRadar® Advisor with Watson helps you get a head start in assessing incidents to reduce your cyber risk.

Cybersecurity AI solutions

Learn more about how AI amplifies these IBM Security solutions

IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson

Leverage the power of cognitive AI to automatically investigate indicators of compromise and gain critical insights. QRadar consolidates log events and network flow data from thousands of devices, endpoints and applications, correlating them into single alerts — so you can accelerate incident analysis and remediation.

IBM Resilient security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR)

Orchestrate and automate hundreds of time-consuming, repetitive and complicated response actions that previously required human intervention. The IBM Resilient® open and agnostic platform integrates with your security infrastructure and establishes a central hub for managing your response playbook with speed and agility.

IBM MaaS360 Advisor with Watson

Get cognitive insights, contextual analytics and benchmarking to make sense of security events — while protecting your endpoints, users, apps, docs and data from one platform. Discover endpoint vulnerabilities, protect corporate data and uphold compliance, with containment plus identity and patch management from the industry's first and only AI approach to UEM.

Break through complexity with outcome-driven security

Cybersecurity AI in action

See how these organizations tapped the power of AI to elevate their cybersecurity posture


Wimbledon partnered with IBM Security to protect its digital presence from thousands of cyberattacks over the course of the iconic sporting event.

Cargills Bank

With financial services as the most-targeted industry, Cargills Bank has taken a proactive approach to safeguarding customers’ data by deploying an AI security solution.

RGS Nordic

Environmental firm RGS Nordic uses IBM MaaS360® with Watson to gain 100 percent visibility of hundreds of mobile devices on its work sites.

Sogeti Luxembourg

Sogeti Luxembourg and IBM developed an alliance to provide companies with a security operations center (SOC) that could uncover advanced persistent threats 50 percent faster.

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