IBM Watson Cyber Security System to Have 40 Trialists

IBM Watson Cyber Security System to Have 40 Trialists

It appears that 40 companies will test the capability of IBM’s Watson cognitive IT systems to assist in the war on cyber crime. However, threat intelligence professionals have cautioned against complete dependence on these systems.

Representatives from education, insurance, healthcare, banking, and other primary sectors will all take part in the trial.

Watson for Cyber Security employs such technologies as natural language processing and machine learning.

IBM claims that these combined technologies will aid security analysts in making faster and improved decisions from a wealth of data, which includes the unstructured variety.

Today’s security environment, which is increasingly challenging, has created a need for greater intelligence to recognise and prioritise cyber threats, which then increases the workload for security alerts, said IBM.

A new IBM Institute for Business Value study revealed that almost 60% of cyber security professionals feel that up and coming cognitive technology will be key in making waves in the ongoing battle against cyber crime.

IBM head technology officer Sandy Bird said:

“Our research suggests this adoption will increase threefold over the next three years, as tools like Watson for Cyber Security mature and become pervasive in security operations centres. Currently, only 7% of security professionals claim to be using cognitive solutions.”

Every business in the UK that employs IT in their business should be doing what they can to win the war with cyber crime. Creating cyber security jobs, and hiring the best people, is the most effective way to be prepared for a potential threat and ensure thorough business protection.

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