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IBM X-Force Research and Development is one of the most renowned commercial security research and development teams in the world.

These security professionals monitor and analyze security issues from a variety of sources, including its database of more than 88,000 computer security vulnerabilities, its global web crawler with over 25B catalogued web pages and URLS, international spam collectors, and millions of malware samples collected daily.

The X-Force produces many thought leadership assets including the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly report to help customers, fellow researchers and the public at large better understand the latest security risks, and stay ahead of emerging threats. In addition to the quarterly report, regular blogs are posted from SecurityIntelligence.com, as well as webinars and research papers based on insights from our Managed Security Services business.

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly

2014 brought significant change for the internet security industry:

  • Over 1 billion records of PII were leaked in 2014
  • Vulnerability disclosures rocketed to a record high in 2014, and designer vulns like Heartbleed and Shellshock revealed cracks in the foundation of underlying libraries on nearly every common web platform
  • Crowd-sourced malware continues to mutate, resulting in new variants with expanding targets
  • App designer apathy is negatively impacting security on mobile devices

Research Publications

The IBM X-Force Research and Development team provides the foundation for a preemptive approach to Internet security. This group of security experts researches and evaluates vulnerabilities and security issues, develops assessment and countermeasure technology for IBM products and educates the public about emerging Internet threats. These insights are shared via blogs, papers, webinars, infographics, and interactive data visualizations.

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IBM X-Force hosts and attends a number of events in the security industry, in addition to social media. Meet our experts at one them.


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