IBM is expanding the Cyber Excellence Center in Beer Sheba

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by Ifi Reporter Category:Hitech Feb 1, 2018

IBM's global security division in collaboration with the company's research division is expanding the Center for Excellence in Cyber ​​Research (CCOE) and new laboratory launches in Be'er Sheva. To this end, the company mobilizes several dozen employees.
Mark van Zedelhoff, CEO of IBM's Security Division, noted at the inauguration ceremony of the lab: "Our cyber lab in Be'er Sheva is developing advanced defense technologies that integrate the products of the security division is of great importance to the company's global operations"
IBM's Center for Excellence in Cyber ​​Research, which has been operating for four years on the campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, today launched a new and expanded laboratory at the Gav Yam Negev High-Tech Park in Be'er Sheva. Dozens of researchers will operate from the cyber capital and will be responsible for research and development security solutions for the benefit of the company's customers around the world.
The new lab was inaugurated by Marc van Zadelhoff, General Manager of IBM's Global Security Division, in a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Beersheba Rubik Danilovich, IBM Israel CEO Daniel Malka, President of Ben-Gurion University Prof. Rivka Carmi and Head of the Excellence Center Dr. Yaron Wolfstal.
The Center of Excellence conducts research focusing on various aspects of information security in cooperation with researchers from Ben-Gurion University, the company's clients and various organizations in the Israeli cyber industry. Researchers and developers from various units in the security division operating in Israel include Terastir, which specializes in security solutions for financial institutions, Guardium, which provides security solutions for databases and the QRadar system, a comprehensive platform for collecting, analyzing and prioritizing security events across the enterprise network.
Among other things, the Center conducts research in the field of Insider Threats, in order to prevent security failures from organizational users, research and development of biometric algorithms to improve user authentication capabilities, and technology that identifies and analyzes botnets that perform organized attacks and fraud. Another area in which the researchers focus on Israel is the security of networks of connected vehicles. The Center also deals with software research and development to secure databases and new technologies for the identification of malware and unusual systems behavior patterns for the early detection of security threats at endpoints (laptops, smartphones, etc.).
"IBM is a key partner in advancing Be'er Sheva as the national cyber capital," said Rubik Danilovich, Mayor of Be'er Sheva, at the inauguration ceremony of the lab: "Expanding the lab's activities and the move to the high-tech park in Gav-Yam Negev is a significant development for the south. IBM and will establish their activities in our city. "
Dr. Yaron Wolfstel, Head of IBM's Center for Excellence in Cyber ​​Research, said: "We collaborate with the best researchers at Ben-Gurion University, analysts, customers and research and development bodies of the global company, creating unique cross-fertilization that enables the rapid development of quality research products To deal with cyber threats, and to put them into products in short time periods. "
"Our cyber lab in Be'er Sheva is developing advanced protection technologies that integrate the products of the security division into the company's global operations and the launch of the extended lab is a sign of this," said Mark van Zeldelhof, director of IBM's security division. To the company's customers in the global fight against cybercrime. "
IBM's research activity in Israel is conducted at the Haifa Research Laboratory, IBM's largest research center outside of the United States. The Center for Excellence in Cyber ​​Research is the southern extension of the research laboratory.
R & D activity in Israel deals with a wide range of topics: artificial intelligence, health, the Internet of things, storage and cloud security. IBM has been active in Israel since 1949 and its operations are located in Petah Tikva, Haifa, Givatayim, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod and Beer Sheva.

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