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Rabobank, the Dutch multi-national bank and financial services company, is working with IBM to use cryptographic pseudonyms on its client's personal data to innovate and comply with new financial regulations in the EU.

Starting on 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seeks to create a harmonized data protection law framework across the EU and it aims to give citizens and residents back control of their personal data, whilst imposing strict rules on those hosting, moving and processing this data, anywhere in the world.

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IBM Security today announced the results of a global study exploring the factors and challenges of being a Cyber Resilient organization. The study was conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient and found that 77 percent of respondents admit they do not have a formal cyber security incident response plan (CSIRP) applied consistently across their organization. Nearly half of the 2800 respondents reported that their incident response plan is either informal/ad hoc or completely non-existent. Despite this lack of formal planning, 72 percent of organizations report feeling more Cyber Resilient today than they were last year. Highly resilient organizations (61 percent) attribute their confidence to their ability to hire skilled personnel - but organizations need both technology and people to be Cyber Resilient. In fact, 60 percent of respondents consider a lack of investment in AI and machine learning as the biggest barrier to Cyber Resilience.

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Kisco Information Systems today announces Release 3 of its system monitoring tool for the IBM i platform. iEventMonitor lets you watch your IBM i system for important events and then send out alert messages to let the right people know about the events in real time.

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IBM Security today released a global study examining consumer perspectives around digital identity and authentication, which found that people now prioritize security over convenience when logging into applications and devices. Generational differences also emerged showing that younger adults are putting less care into traditional password hygiene, yet are more likely to use biometrics, multifactor authentication and password managers to improve their personal security.

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Powered by the IBM Resilient Incident Response Platform, the EY Incident Response Process Integration Service includes customizable solutions that simplify and automate organizations' response workflows. The service leverages EY understanding of helping to provide quality incident response services, including incident response plan development, cyber compromise diagnostics and program assessments.

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"Many of our customers need micro-segmentation for their essential business applications, whether for compliance or because they want to be proactive about protecting against threats," said Matthew Glenn, vice president of product management at Illumio. "Over the past few years, customers have continued to reiterate the important role AIX and Solaris play in their environments, which led us to prioritize building support for these operating systems into our broader solution."

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