Security leaders are working to address three gaps in their current capabilities — in intelligence, speed and accuracy. Some organizations are beginning to explore the potential of cognitive security solutions to address these gaps and get ahead of their risks and threats. There are a lot of expectations for this technology. Fifty-seven percent of the security leaders we surveyed believe that it can significantly slow the efforts of cybercriminals. The 22 percent of respondents who we call “Primed” have started their journey into the cognitive era of cybersecurity — they believe they have the familiarity, the maturity and the resources they need. To begin the journey, it is important to explore your weaknesses, determine how you want to augment your capabilities with cognitive solutions and think about building education and investment plans for your stakeholders.

Study highlights

The primary cybersecurity challenge today and tomorrow is reducing average incident response and resolution times. - ibm.biz/cyberimmunity - IBM

57% of security leaders believe that cognitive security solutions can significantly slow the efforts of cybercriminals. - ibm.biz/cyberimmunity - IBM

There is expected to be a threefold increase in the number of professionals implementing cognitive security solutions over the next 2 - 3 years. - ibm.biz/cyberimmunity - IBM

About the authors

Diana Kelley

Diana Kelley
Executive Security Advisor
IBM Security

Vijay Dheap

Vijay Dheap
Program Director
IBM Security

David Jarvis

David Jarvis
Security and CIO Lead
IBM Institute for Business Value

Carl Nordman

Carl Nordman
Director, Global C-suite Study Program,
and CFO Research Lead
IBM Institute for Business Value

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