Leveraging the Cloud for a More Secure Data Center
Leveraging the Cloud for a More Secure Data Center
Most organizations are looking to the cloud to lower operating costs and free up IT staff time by offloading management chores to a provider. However, smart companies are also looking at ways the data protection aspects of using the cloud can more efficiently ensure an optimum balance of security and accessibility for your data center operations. This site provides a wealth of information to get you started on the road to Smarter IT Services that can deliver measurable business results.

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Cyber Security Index

An effective cyber security strategy calls for the latest intelligence on the kinds of attacks that are occurring, who is committing them, and how often they are happening. A new IBM report offers expert insight into a range of security statistics, based on monitoring tens of billions of security events that occurred at 3,700 organizations around the world.

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Defending Against Increasingly Sophisticated DDoS Attacks

Gives an insight into distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and defines a five-step process including preparation, mitigation, around-the-clock monitoring, response and intelligence to help address DDoS attacks.

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Responding to - and Recovering from - Sophisticated Attacks

We all know how major security incidents can affect a company's data, networks and corporate brand. We also know that sophisticated attacks, designed to gain continuous access to critical information or to cause damage in critical infrastructure, are becoming more severe, more frequent and more costly. But what can you do about it? The IBM white paper Responding to—and Recovering from—Sophisticated Security Attacks details four proactive steps that you can—and should—take now to help keep your organization safe: prioritize your business objectives and set your risk tolerance; protect your organization with a proactive security plan; prepare your response to the inevitable sophisticated attack and promote and support a culture of security awareness. Read the white paper to learn how to help keep your organization safe from sophisticated security attacks and find out how IBM can help.

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Strategy Considerations for Building a Security Operations Center

This paper describes the persistent and evolving IT threat landscape, along with the need for and benefits of building an enterprise security operations center (SOC).

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Surviving the Technical Security Skills Crisis

As new threats emerge every day, the need for qualified security staff is growing. But there aren't enough people with technical security skills to go around. That gap is leaving organizations exposed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM, 92% of security leaders said that staffing issues contribute to heightened levels of risk.

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    Product Spotlight

  • Managed backup cloud services from IBM provide end-to-end, cloud-based solutions to help you protect your business data, regardless of where it's stored. Our service helps:
      
    • Reduce total cost of ownership with a cloud-based data backup infrastructure
        
    • Enable security-rich protection of critical data on-site or off-site for increased availability
        
    • Ease management of various industry regulation requirements

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    How Business Continuity Can Shape the Reputation and Value of Your Company

    Corporate reputations are increasingly difficult to manage in the digital era, and can be easily sullied by any number of factors - among them IT failures. The 2012 IBM Global Reputational Risk and IT Study finds that companies have begun to pay closer attention to the links between IT outages and reputational damage.

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    Resilience, Risk and Reputation - Making the Connection

    The complexities of IT and its interconnectedness to so many areas of the business leave organizations more vulnerable than ever to inherent risks. Data loss, corruption and inaccessibility?as well as security breaches and infrastructure failures?quickly become public events that can severely impact an organization's productivity, its reputation and its ability to achieve strategic goals.

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    Backup and Archiving: A “How To Guide” On Managing Data Responsibly

    The 2012 Reputational Risk and IT study revealed that two out of the top three IT risk factors that can cause the most reputational harm are data related: data breaches and data loss. Data is an asset that needs to be managed carefully. When loss and breaches occur, they tend to get a lot of news coverage. Organizations like yours are drowning in data and are looking for ways to use business intelligence and analytics to gain insights from that data.

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