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Can Cognitive Security Change the Economics of Cybercrime?

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Aug 8, 2017
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Can Cognitive Security Change the Economics of Cybercrime?
August 8, 2017
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Even while the average total cost of a data breach decreased slightly from 2016 to 2017, the global cost of cybercrime is still predicted to climb to $2 trillion by 2019. Cybercrime is a booming business, and today’s cybercriminals are better organized and more motivated than ever.

With the scales seemingly tipped in favor of the bad guys, how can organizations hope to protect their data and monetary assets?

In this podcast, Michael Ash, Associate Partner for Cybersecurity at IBM Security, talks with Diana Kelley about the current cybercrime landscape and why it is so difficult to identify and contain fast-moving threats like WannaCry. Then, after describing the many challenges that security teams face, Michael turns to the good news: Cognitive security has arrived and will be a game changer in terms of helping companies battle the cybercrime threat.

Listen now to learn:

  • How IBM Watson and augmented intelligence differ from the types of artificial intelligence popularized by Hollywood
  • Why Watson’s ability to process and understand unstructured data is so critical
  • How cognitive security can help solve the cybersecurity skills gap and augment the capabilities of both highly-skilled and more junior security analysts


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