July 2013- IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) monitors tens of billions of events per day for more than 3,700 clients in more than 130 countries, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. While analyzing threats is critically important, it is only part of the story. This report is intended to ask the follow-up questions. How many attacks turn into incidents? What measures could have stopped them? And how do these trends vary from industry to industry? The results and ...
July 2013- Are you considering in-house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study ?The Risks of ?Do It Yourself? Disaster Recovery? to learn the critical components that make a disaster recovery strategy successful, and the key questions you need to ...
July 2013- In an around-the clock business world, you need nearly instantaneous failover and failback of your critical applications. Otherwise, you risk business losses and brand damage in the event of disruption or disaster. But how can you improve your existing disaster recovery operations? Read this brochure to learn how the power of cloud technologies can help you increase recovery speed, reliability and scalability.
Failure to govern and control privileged identities could result in data loss or destruction, malicious or inadvertent damage, fines, and even lawsuits. The processes for reviewing and approving administrators' access rights and policies are often manual, labor-intensive and inefficient, making real-time adherence to segregation of duties and other compliance policies very difficult.
Download this white paper to learn how to:
• Regulate and audit privileged user access while mitigating risk
• Enhance ...
As IT and users fight the data deluge brought on by big data, social networks and multimedia, the benefits of implementing enterprise-class file sharing quickly come to light.
Almost every business has had to deal with mailbox bloat: attachments ranging from presentations to videos that end up in the inboxes and outboxes of email systems. Beyond clogging mail server arteries, the constant email barrage can leave collaborating teams wondering which versions of what ...
May 2013- IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform integrates SIEM, log management, behavioral anomaly detection, and configuration and vulnerability management to give government agencies 360-degree security insight for superior threat detection, greater ease of use and lower cost of ownership.
May 2013- For the busy executive, security is not an issue that can simply be delegated; it must be embraced as another important component of any plan for doing business in an increasingly complex and technology-driven world.
May 2013- This white paper discusses how security intelligence addresses accurate threat detection shortcomings and empowers organizations - from Fortune Five companies to midsize enterprises to government agencies - to maintain comprehensive and cost-effective information security. In particular, it will show how security intelligence addresses critical concerns in five key areas: Data silo consolidation, Threat detection, Fraud discovery, Risk assessment and management, and Regulatory compliance.
May 2013- News headlines about the increasing frequency of information and identity theft have focused awareness on data security and privacy breaches - and their consequences. In response to this issue, regulations have been enacted around the world. Although the specifics of the regulations may differ, failure to ensure compliance can result in significant financial penalties, criminal prosecution and loss of customer loyalty. In addition, the information explosion, the proliferation of endpoint devices, growing user volumes, and ...
May 2013- The IBM z/OS mainframe environment has earned a reputation for superior application performance, availability and data security while managing extremely large volumes of application data. To maintain a competitive advantage, organizations that manage their mission-critical operations on the IBM System z platform must continually look for improvements in technology, processes and best practices.
May 2013- In today's business environments, mobile devices make up the fastest growing segment of computing devices - outpacing desktop and laptop computers. As more employees prefer to use mobile devices in the workplace, organizations are rapidly moving towards a bring-your-owndevice (BYOD) model - allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for business purposes. This often leads to employees having a mix of corporate and personal applications on the same device, which gives the security team ...
May 2013- This white paper provides a general framework your organization can use to create or build upon an application security program. It includes guidelines that can be useful at different stages of your security program's maturity. By addressing key considerations, providing clear and actionable items, and offering real-world examples, these five steps provide an adaptable strategy to help your organization get started and maintain an effective, ongoing application-security strategy.
May 2013- This buyer's guide provides assistance in evaluating identity and access management solutions. It describes common identity and access management challenges and the capabilities required to address them, and it includes checklists for assessing vendors and their products.
May 2013- In complex organizations with sprawling role structures, managing user access and entitlements can be overwhelming. As part of an effective strategy for identity and access management governance, role management is a powerful method with which to strengthen and streamline the management process. Although role management solutions may help, many are overly complex and are not suited for business users. To find out how the integrated Role and Policy Modeler component of IBM Security Identity Manager ...
May 2013- IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.
May 2013- Over the last 20 years, as we have moved towards a knowledge-based economy, the security challenges of maintaining the fidelity of the IT infrastructure have grown dramatically. There has been a massive increase in the number of malware samples encountered by security researchers around the world, from thousands of malware samples in a year to thousands of malware samples per day. On an operational level, endpoint security (desktop/laptops) has grown more complex, and IT security ...
May 2013- Security - and security breaches - are much more than a purely technical issue that exists only in the domain of the IT organization. Rather, security is an emerging C-level priority. Read this executive report to learn why organizations need a systematic, proactive approach to addressing security threats.
May 2013- In a hyper-connected era, a proactive integrated and strategic approach to security can empower businesses to do more than just cope with current threats - it can actually help reduce future risks. Read the IBM study, "Finding a strategic voice," and discover more insights from the 2012 IBM Chief Information Security Officer Assessment.
April 2013- Today, large enterprises are facing a host of security challenges: a growing regulatory burden, a shrinking pool of qualified mainframe workers, budget pressures and increasingly sophisticated attacks on their IT systems. However, organizations that rely on security automation tools like IBM Security zSecure to secure their mainframe systems find it easier to achieve regulatory compliance, to simplify and consolidate security management to reduce costs, to obtain real-time secure intelligence, and to detect threats and remediate ...
If your enterprise uses System z already, it's a safe bet that you're already aware of its legendary security. Being the only commercially available server with an EAL 5 rating is just one reason why so many of the world's top banks, retailers and other businesses that conduct high volumes of critical business transactions use System z.
With features such as cryptographic co-processors and integrated Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) support, System z has arguably ...
March 2013- Organizations store their most valuable and sensitive data in their enterprise database, yet a large number of organizations do not engage in the timely installation of vendor patches after those patches have been released by database management system (DBMS) providers, placing that sensitive data at risk. In fact, a 2010 survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group revealed that of the 430 database administrators, consultants, and developers who were surveyed, only 37 percent installed Oracle Critical Patch Updates ...
March 2013- A serious data breach brings monetary damage in its many forms: business disruption, bad publicity, stiff ones for noncompliance, and undermined customer confidence. But most damaging of all is the trouble that it creates when it comes to signing up new customers. A tarnished reputation is a big objection for sales and business development to overcome. That's why data security in general and database security in particular are a crucial part of any company's overall ...
Big Data repositories enable enterprises to use large volumes of varied data to make more rapid decisions, but repositories frequently include sensitive data that must be secured. Most Hadoop and NoSQL environments that manipulate Big Data have little to no integrated security.
This technical paper provides an overview of NoSQL Big Data security issues and includes security recommendations that enterprises should consider when securing Big Data environments.
March 2013- The Securing and Controlling Data in the Cloud white paper describes the various cloud formations (Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), the new security challenges posed by the cloud and solutions that enterprises can bring to bear for securing and controlling sensitive data in cloud environments.
March 2013- The Protecting Sensitive Data In and Around an IBM DB2 Database technical white paper provides an overview of the sensitive files in and around the IBM DB2 database that enterprises need to secure to achieve optimal database security.
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