Leading business services provider IBM has announced a multi-million dollar investment in its resources to help businesses prepare for and manage the growing threat of cyberattacks to organisations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region – including new facilities in India.
The centrepiece of this investment is the new IBM Security Command Centre, the first of its kind in the region, for training cybersecurity response techniques through highly realistic, simulated cyberattacks – designed to prepare everyone from C-Suite through to technical staff. The investment also includes a new Security Operation Centre (SOC) which is part of IBM's vast network of existing global SOCs – providing 24X7 security response services to clients around the world.
According to a new IBM global analysis, Asia is now the most targeted region for cyberattacks – representing 26% of attacks analysed in 2021.
Located at IBM offices at Embassy Golf Links in Bengaluru, India, the new facilities represent a strategic hub for IBM cybersecurity activities in the region, which also include IBM Managed Security Services and access to IBM's team of incident response experts, as well as IBM Consulting, IBM Research, IBM India Software Labs and IBM Garage, a collaborative approach designed to fast-track innovation and drive meaningful, lasting transformation for clients.
The highly realistic, immersive training simulations offered in the new IBM Security Command Centre in Bengaluru leverage industry-leading audio and visual effects as well as live malware, ransomware and other real-world hacker tools.
IBM says it designed the simulations in consultation with dozens of experts from different industries including emergency medical responders, active-duty military officers and its incident response experts.
The IBM Security Command Centre in Bengaluru can deliver customized experiences and workshops – including virtually – that are tailored to organisations' unique security requirements and objectives, leveraging the IBM Cyber Range Design consulting team.