Ka 'Sandra Johnson
December 8, 2014
Preventing Security Breaches
When an organization uses and relies on computer systems and information technology to assist in running their company(s) and also uses these resources to store important, personal information about clients, customers, employees, and the organization itself, it is important to have the adequate security protection in place to prevent this information from being compromised. The following summary will discuss how IBM prevents security breaches by using technology to reduce the rampant crime committed against them. IBM’s Security Measures
The International Business Machines (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation that manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and constructing services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. The total revenue for 2013 was 99.751 billion dollars, and employed 431,212 (2013, Reuters), which is why it is important for them to have security covering every aspect of their company. In addition to their already proven security services portfolio, IBM is now including new enhanced intelligence tools and services that provide deeper, real-time analysis of advanced threats. These services can help organizations make rapid decisions to prevent security breaches from impacting the business, by detecting outlying behavior and threading together diverse contextual data.
There are sources such as the Cloud, mobile computing applications, and social media that has critical information that can affect company’s security profile, so according to the vice president of IBM’s Security Services Marisa Viveros, “The company is using analytics to anticipate threats as they appear instead of after the fact”. Listed below is a chart of the IBM analytics tools and services.
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