4IT Blog

4IT has been serving the Miami area since 2003, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Hackers Beware: IBM Unleashes Supercomputer Watson to Tackle Cybercrime

Hackers Beware: IBM Unleashes Supercomputer Watson to Tackle Cybercrime

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous detectives in fiction, but without his dear Dr. Watson, he would have been stumped on occasion. There’s a good reason why IBM named its super-intelligent computer, Watson, after the famous character. True to its namesake, Watson is now being used to safeguard 40 organizations from cyber security threats.

This is the result of one year of training where Watson sifted through immense amounts of data to find information pertaining to cyber attacks. Watson can dig through various news sources and online databases to take the good fight to the latest security problems, and by taking a look at what the industry’s current best practices are, it’s even capable of prioritizing the most dangerous threats out there.

Granted, Watson wasn’t built from the ground up to be the best detective in the world. At first, it couldn’t even identify what ransomware was. It actually thought that ransomware was the name of a place, rather than the nastiest threat that you could run into on the Internet.

Thanks to Watson studying a ton of data, the supercomputer can now take the next step in its journey to end all cybercrime. The computer will look through security events from all kinds of companies in an attempt to find patterns or trends that hint toward actual threats, and ones that are caused by simple user error.

Of course, any new technology will suffer from the same faults as you might expect, including the learning curve. However, the capabilities of Watson to find potential threats can only increase as development continues. Unfortunately, not all organizations have the luxury of relying on a supercomputer to manage their network security, so you need to make arrangements to ensure that your business isn’t vulnerable to potential threats.

Network security is something that all businesses need to consider. 4IT can equip your organization with what’s called a Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. A UTM includes a firewall, antivirus, spam blocker, and content filter, allowing your organization to detect threats and eliminate problems in a prompt manner. It’s a great way to protect your business from the dangers of the web without hindering operations. Furthermore, it’s an automated solution, so while it’s certainly no Watson, you’ll have your own detective-like security solution looking for dangerous entities on your network.

To learn more, reach out to us at 305-278-7100.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, 21 August 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

security Tip of the Week Technology Cloud Best Practices Privacy Microsoft Internet Business Computing software Hackers Backup Hosted Solutions Productivity Business Management Managed Service Provider Malware IT Services Business Efficiency Google Windows Innovation IT Support Hardware Workplace Tips Disaster Recovery Saving Money Computer Windows 10 Miscellaneous VoIP Business Continuity Virtualization Upgrade User Tips Mobile Devices Data Server Mobile Device Management Mobile Computing Email Network Security Save Money Communication Network Alert Quick Tips Social Media Smartphones BYOD Information Technology Going Green Mobile Office Microsoft Office communications Office Smartphone Health Apps Small Business Outsourced IT Operating System Browser Android Gadgets Application Ransomware Managed IT Services Disaster Firewall Avoiding Downtime Tablet Productivity BDR Managed IT Search Passwords Holiday Mobility Chrome The Internet of Things Risk Management Remote Computing Unified Threat Management IT Solutions WiFi Spam Telephone Systems Employer-Employee Relationship Saving Time Budget Automation Vendor Management Hacking Best Practice Data Management Facebook History Remote Monitoring Hard Drives Recovery Phone System Apple Cybersecurity Marketing Office Tips VPN Wireless Technology Phishing Big Data Password Cybercrime Customer Relationship Management Hosted Solution Computers Gmail Router Proactive IT User Error Lithium-ion battery Collaboration Law Enforcement Bring Your Own Device Current Events Antivirus Humor Administration Social Wearable Technology Printer Money iPhone Maintenance USB Content Filtering PowerPoint Virus Analytics Telephony Users Private Cloud Save Time Government App Windows 8 Cost Management Intranet Bandwidth Printer Server Work/Life Balance Laptop OneNote HaaS Office 365 Point of Sale IT COnsultant Trending Education Net Neutrality Shortcut Business Intelligence Computer Repair Tech Support Wireless Social Engineering Unsupported Software Outlook Google Drive Cloud Computing Encryption HIPAA Internet Exlporer Entertainment Streaming Media IT Support Benefits Uninterrupted Power Supply DDoS Computer Accessories Internet of Things online currency Identity Theft Data Protection Solid State Drive Compliance Flexibility Mouse Two-factor Authentication Managing Stress Network Congestion Samsung SaaS Excel Efficency Data Storage Audit Help Desk Data Backup hacker Personal Information Customer Service Transportation Update Display Biometrics Retail Virtual Reality Robot Augmented Reality Computer Care Battery Meetings Paperless Office Automobile End of Support Social Networking Fax Server Instant Messaging Emails Workplace Images WIndows Server 2008 Legal Uograde Bloatware Touchpad Mobile Device risk management Managed Security Scam Patch Management Twitter Windows 10 Commerce Branding Surge Protector Employer Employee Relationship Regulation Distributed Denial of Service Sports Vulnerability Operating Sysytem Television Worker Commute Data Recovery 3D Printing PDF WIndows 7 Wiring Information Inbound Marketing Sync eWaste Scalability Files iOS Regulations Safety Managed IT Service Text Messaging Debate Value ISP How To Managed IT Services Chromecast Computer Fan Cameras Upgrades Wi-Fi Emergency Artificial Intelligence User Training Programming Blogging Science Administrator Applications Dark Web Virtual Desktop Colocation Presentation Consultant The Blindside Of Screen Mirroring Bluetooth Best Available Access Nokia Travel Company Culture IT Technicians Black Market Website Politics Touchscreen IT Security Cast SharePoint Cleaning OneDrive Windows 10s Experience Nanotechnology Amazon Keyboard Data Security Teamwork Avoid Downtime Co-managed IT Busines Continuity Hard Disk Drive Music Root Cause Analysis Networking Near Field Communication Hiring/Firing HBO Data storage best practices Ebay Books CrashOverride Computing Human Resources IT consulting Hard Drive Smart Technology IT Management Running Cable Video Games Document Management data breach Data Breach Settings Advertising Reliable Computing Tutorial Sales Taxes Managed Service Provder Webinar Supercomputer Electronic Medical Records Storage IT Budget IT service Gift Giving Adobe Reputation Domains Webinar IT solutions Shadow IT Buisness Relocation Lifestyle Microblogging Youtube