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Latest News: IBM’s Watson in training to fight cybercrimes

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In collaboration with eight leading universities IBM is launching a new project to train Watson in the field of cyber-security. IBM’s world-renowned X-Force research library will be a central part of the materials to train Watson. This body of knowledge includes 20 years of security research, details on 8 million spam and phishing attacks and over 100,000 documented vulnerabilities. IBM explains the pioneering status of the project in the following way: “Designed on the IBM Cloud, Watson for Cyber Security will be the first technology to offer cognition of security data at scale using Watson’s ability to reason and learn from “unstructured data” – 80 percent of all data on the internet that traditional security tools cannot process, including blogs, articles, videos, reports, alerts, and other information.” Marc van Zadelhoff, General Manager at IBM Security comment: “Even if the industry was able to fill the estimated 1.5 million open cyber security jobs by 2020, we’d still have a skills crisis in security.” The new Watson for Cyber Security is in this perspective one vital tool to overcome this gap. Source: Press Release from IBM

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