Posted by: bluesyemre | April 17, 2015

IBM’s 700TB security threat database enters the cloud. Look to the heavens, hackers


Think of it as Pinterest for security. IBM is putting its massive threat database up into the cloud for researchers, IT administrators, and anyone else to access in the hope of fundamentally changing how security companies defend against attackers. “Information sharing is something that has been discussed in legislation, within the industry, and between companies but very little action has been taken,” Caleb Barlow, veep at IBM Security, told The Register. “The reality is that attackers are well educated and they collaborate like crazy but the defenders aren’t collaborating to a level we want and we can’t wait any more. So we thought if we’re really going to solve the problem we have to step up and lead.” The project, which started about a year ago, will see Big Blue’s 700 terabyte archive of security data go online in an archive dubbed the ‘IBM X-Force Exchange’. This includes malware threat intelligence from 270 million end users, threat information on 25 billion websites, and images and details of more than a million IP addresses linked to hacking.

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