Partner with the trusted advisors of IBM X-Force IRIS

Cyber security and incident breaches are inevitable, and the risks rise every day. Many organizations are in a constant state of breach. To address this business problem, IBM® Security has created the IBM X-Force® Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) team of skilled professionals to help you proactively fortify your organizations against today’s evolving global threat landscape.

These experts bring decades of forward-thinking incident management, security intelligence, and remediation experience to help you when the inevitable happens. They have consulted on hundreds of the world’s largest breach investigations across 17 industries in the public and private sectors.

Our services provide

Intelligence services

Key to your organization’s security efforts, including threat intelligence, operational training, and subscription-based services

Incident response and
proactive services

Help you prepare for and respond to threats across your organization

Remediation services

Help you develop agile incident management processes and conduct strategic breach remediation and implementation solutions

Meet our security experts

When you work with the IBM X-Force IRIS team, you have access to some of the most highly skilled professionals in the industry. Here are just a few of our experts.

Wendi Whitmore

Global lead, IBM X-Force IRIS team

Wendi helped create the IBM X-Force IRIS team, using her 15 years’ experience in incident response, intelligence and data breach investigations. She has worked at CrowdStrike Services, Mandiant and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Christopher Scott

Global lead remediation services

Christopher has led incident response teams for some of the largest data breach investigations and leads the remediation services team. Prior to IBM, he was at CrowdStrike Services and L-3 Communications.

Ahmed Saleh

Global lead, incident response and proactive services

Ahmed’s team delivers forensic, incident response, and proactive security services. With 14 years of experience, he has worked for NASA, the US Air Force, Disney and Mandiant.

Kevin Albano

Global lead, threat intelligence

Kevin leads the team on threat intelligence collections, advanced threat research and information analysis With 17 years in IT, law enforcement and security consulting, he has worked at the FBI and Mandiant.

Get better prepared and protected

The IBM X-Force IRIS team offers a wealth of skills, expertise and insights to help your company take control and transform your incident management and response capabilities.

Understand the issues

Building a security incident response plan that works

Every organization needs a formal, documented Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP). Learn how to do it right.

2017 Cost of Data Breach Study

How do you deal with a data breach? Assess. Respond. Prevent.

2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index

Get a better understanding of the current threat landscape.

Understand the options

IBM X-Force IRIS Vision Retainer

Plan, prepare for and respond to threats and incidents.

Experiencing a security breach?

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Data breaches: Before, during and after

Best practices to follow before, during and after an attack.

We've got your data!

Review IBM's Ransomware client guide.

Gain expert insights

Minimize the time, costs and exposure associated with incident recovery.

IBM X-Force IRIS Threat Assessment

Examine your cyber defenses to identify active and potential threats.