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Wendi Whitmore

Global Lead for X-Force IRIS, IBM

Wendi Whitmore is a technical leader with 15 years of diverse experience in incident response, proactive and strategic information security services, intelligence and data breach investigations. At IBM, Wendi was instrumental in creating IBM X-Force IRIS which includes the global X-Force Incident Response, Proactive Services and Threat Intelligence practices. In her role, Wendi leverages people, infrastructure, data and technology to drive the capabilities of detection and defense against targeted threats for client organizations throughout the world. Before joining IBM, Wendi served as the vice president of CrowdStrike Services. While at CrowdStrike, she was responsible for all professional service offerings and engagements delivered by the company. Wendi and her team responded to critical security breaches within Fortune 500 companies from verticals in technology, defense industrial base, energy, critical infrastructure, and the U.S. federal government. In this role, Wendi was also responsible for managing P&L, sales and business development, and recruiting efforts.

Written By Wendi Whitmore

Why Cyber Range Training Should Be Top of Mind for Your Security Teams

When reputation, revenue and customer trust is at stake, immersive cyber range training can help security teams detect, respond and manage incidents effectively.

5 Characteristics of an Effective Incident Response Team: Lessons From the Front Line

What qualities do the most elite incident response teams possess? The IBM X-Force IRIS team shares its lessons from the front line.

Educating Fortune’s Most Powerful Women on Looming Cyberthreats

Women were gathered as part of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit to learn about the cyberthreats impacting today's business and society.

Incident Response: Planning for the Attack Before It Happens

An effective backup strategy is simply one part of a larger security and incident response plan, which should be developed proactively.

IBM X-Force IRIS: Bringing a New Approach to Incident Response

IBM formed the X-Force IRIS team to collaborate with clients to design solutions for today's most challenging cybersecurity issues and threats.

Co-Written By Wendi Whitmore

Know the Odds: The Cost of a Data Breach in 2017

According to a recent Ponemon Institute study, the global cost of a data breach decreased by 10 percent between 2016 and 2017.