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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 96,000 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 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 report, regular blogs are posted from SecurityIntelligence.com, as well as webinars and research papers based on insights from our focus areas in malware and mobile research and the IBM Security Services business.

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Report

High-value breaches stole headlines as lackluster security fundamentals left organizations open to attack in 2015.

  • The globalization of security incidents is shifting to targets like health-related PII and sensitive personal data
  • The growing sophistication and organization of cybercrime rings are helping expand their reach
  • New attack techniques like mobile overlay malware are evolving, while classics like DDoS and POS malware remain effective

IBM X-Force Exchange

IBM® X-Force® Exchange is a cloud-based threat intelligence sharing platform enabling users to rapidly research the latest global security threats, aggregate actionable intelligence and collaborate with peers. IBM X-Force Exchange is supported by human- and machine- generated intelligence leveraging the scale of IBM X-Force. To visit the platform and learn more, use the links below.

Research Publications

The IBM X-Force Research team provides the foundation for a preemptive approach to Internet security. This group of security experts researches and evaluates vulnerabilities, malware and other 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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