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– IBM announced a multi-million-dollar investment in its IBM Security Command Center to help businesses prepare for and manage the growing threat of cyberattacks to organisations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

– IBM Security Command Center (SOC) in India represents significant investment in security incident response and training for organizations across APAC

– Asia was #1 most-targeted region for cyberattacks in 2021, according to IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, released today

– New Security Operations Center (SOC) part of IBM global network for helping clients around the world respond to cyber-attacks

Bengaluru, NFAPost: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a multi-million dollar investment in IBM Security Command Center (SOC) to help businesses prepare for and manage the growing threat of cyberattacks to organisations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

IBM Security Command Center, the first of its kind in the APAC region for training cybersecurity response techniques through highly realistic and simulated cyberattacks, is expected to help businesses prepare for and manage the growing threat of cyberattacks to organizations.

The company announced stated that the IBM Security Command Centre is designed to prepare everyone from C-Suite through technical staff. The investment in SOC which is part of IBM’s vast network of existing global SOCs – providing 24X7 security response services to clients around the world.

IBM Security CTO for Asia Pacific Chris Hockings

IBM Security CTO for Asia Pacific Chris Hockings said preparing for a cyberattack is like fire-drill training.

“Everyone from executives through to contractors need to understand their own role in an emergency and reinforce the crucial response steps through practice,” said IBM Security CTO for Asia Pacific Chris Hockings.

He also said the new IBM Security Command Center is the first in Asia Pacific enabled to train the entire business in the art of response to a cyberattack event, further enhanced by the real-time experience of IBM security experts based in the adjoining global Security Operations Center.

“With Asia Pacific’s enormous growth, diversity, and role in global supply chain, these capabilities can be a real game changer for helping customers face growing threats in the region,” said IBM Security CTO for Asia Pacific Chris Hockings.

With capacity for 600 security response operators, it is the second IBM SOC in Bengaluru. It offers Managed Security Services (MSS) investigation experts to assist with on-the-ground response, dedicated security experts with strong vertical expertise, personalized advisory services combined with a holistic approach to secure hybrid cloud environments.

IBM’s SOC model leverages AI, machine learning and automation, bringing together human expertise and advanced technologies to help respond with speed, efficiency and transparency.

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, 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 Center in Bengaluru leverage industry-leading audio and visual effects as well as live malware, ransomware and other real-world hacker tools.

The IBM Security Command Center in Bengaluru can deliver customised experiences and workshops – including virtually – that are tailored to organizations’ unique security requirements and objectives, leveraging the IBM Cyber Range Design consulting team.

Some examples of the types of trainings available include:

· Ox Response Challenge: Designed for the executive team to immerse a wide variety of stakeholders in a realistic “fusion team” environment in which players must figure out how to respond to a cyberattack as a team, across dimensions such as technical, legal and public relations.

· Operation Red Escape: This non-technical interactive scenario allows business leaders to see first-hand how adversaries carry-out common cyberattacks on organizations with real adversarial tools and techniques.

· Cyber Wargame: The Cyber Wargame tests the organization’s incident response process, communication and problem solving by positioning technical and business teams in the middle of a cyber security incident to see how they would work together to resolve it.

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