How IBM is pushing data-driven security

The perimeter strategy is no longer effective, said an IBM Senior Security Strategist Security in the cognitive era is about enabling analysts to make data driven analysis with the help of an intelligent, collaborative data analytics-based process that contextualizes real-time threats, said IBM Senior Security Strategist Peter Allor.  “What we’re talking about here is human-centric … cognitive is not about the machine thinking for you, it is about augmenting your ability to think with the volume and velocity of data. And that’s important because we’re being flooded [with breach alerts],” said Allor Thursday at FedScoop’s Lowering the Cost of Government IT Summit. “Our analysts that are doing security, right now, they’re not data scientists.” Cognitive security is not a step towards artificial intelligence or automated defenses, Allor reiterated, but rather can be understood as an important tool to help…

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