I remember receiving an email from my bank a couple years ago informing me that my credit card’s security had been breached by a business that I used. Nothing had been stolen, but my bank cancelled my card just in case. I had to order a replacement card and update all the places where I used the old credit card for automatic payments with the new card’s information. (I also decreased the places where I used automatic payments.) It was annoying and time consuming to say the least. But most of all, I was terrified at what could have been–that my personal information was out there in the open and up for grabs.
It’s every person’s and business’s nightmare and it can happen to even the well-prepared: security breaches. No business wants to be liable for losing millions of customers’ data, least of all having to bear the cost of a data breach, which can cost upwards of US$4 million. Hackers are getting more and more sophisticated and security is constantly evolving to keep up.
One of the more exciting advancements to face cybercrime head-on came with the recent announcement of IBM Watson™ tackling cybersecurity. Smarter and faster ways to find and prevent security hacks? Yes, please! But as with all new concepts and theories, there will inevitably be questions surrounding IBM’s new take on cognitive security.
If you haven’t already, take a look at the whitepaper, which is full of details. If you still have lingering questions and don’t know who to ask or where to find answers, IBM Security is hosting an hour-long Q&A session on June 29! (When was the last time you, the consumer, could interface with experts about a new product?) You’ll be able to speak with a panel of experts and learn more about cognitive security, direct from the sources. Join the hangout!
Details on the Google+ hangout:
Date: June 29, 2016
Time: 1:30-2:30PM ET
Learn more about Watson and security:
- Follow IBM Security on Google+
- Watch the webinar: Are you ready for Cognitive Security?
- Sign up for Cognitive Security updates