IBM Security unveiled its brand new global headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which features a physical Cyber Range designed to allow organizations in the private sector to prepare for and respond to cyber threats.
IBM says the new facility is part of a $200 million investment made this year in its security business, which includes expansion of its incident response capabilities, including new facilities, services and software.
The company believes the facility can be highly useful not only to CISOs and their security teams, but also to other C-level executives, board members and students.
The Cyber Range, located at 75 Binney Street in Cambridge, simulates the network of a corporation that holds one petabyte of information, has over 3,000 users and connects to a simulated version of the Internet. The goal is to create realistic attack scenarios involving hacker tools, ransomware and other types of threats.
“The scenarios will also help train organizations with the necessary steps required to respond quickly in the wake of an incident, from addressing regulatory requirements that vary from country to country and state to state, to client, business partner, media and supply chain notifications and management,” IBM Security said.
IBM Security also announced the launch of its X-Force Command Center in Atlanta and a new incident response and intelligence consulting team called IBM X-Force IRIS. Expanded capacity for its global network of IBM X-Force Command Centers now allow the company to handle more than 1 trillion security events per month.