Securing the Internet of Things is a Challenge

As cybercrime continues to evolve, attackers have a never-ending supply of vulnerabilities to exploit or potential victims to target in social engineering attacks. Threat actors are an opportunistic group and have a catalog of thousands of vulnerabilities available for potential exploitation. However, scan and exploit attacks only accounted for roughly one third of the top access vectors for cyberattacks in 2019, according to the 2020 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.

Without valid or trustworthy information, local businesses, communities and concerned citizens can be overwhelmed by an attack and look to state, local and federal government agencies to mitigate or investigate cybercrime. The concept of information sharing to combat physical crime has existed for decades, long before the birth of the internet. As the virtual world evolved, it brought along an unwelcome guest: the cybercriminal. The same threat-sharing mindset that can provide an edge against crime in the real world was brought to life in the cyber world, as well, with multiple organizations springing up to better protect companies (and their customers) from online criminal activity.

Now that philosophy has leaped even further with the development of the Los Angeles Cyber Lab—an online community that combines the power of shared threat intelligence from private industry, government organizations, and everyday citizens. The result: a first-of-its-kind powerful arsenal that better protects business, public sector agencies and Los Angeles residents from increasingly sophisticated cybercrime. By working with IBM's X-Force Security team, they were able to create first-of-its-kind cyberthreat sharing group. Access our latest industry use cases to explore what IBM's Security team can do for you.


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