Like many technologies, there has never been a golden age for computer security, where systems were perfectly secure and no-one did anything remotely bad. Mainframes and minicomputers were just as susceptible to people using acoustic couplers, low speed modems and hacking into local accounts in the 20th Century as modern systems are to hackers in the 21st Century. What has changed is the scale and the nature of the threat.

That continually evolving threat means that the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Information Office (CIO) are struggling to understand how to combat
the risk to the enterprise. IBM believes that, with decades of experience and a multi-billion dollar investment in this area, it can deliver the right architecture, knowledge, tools and skills to help solve this problem. In this report we take a look at IBM’s latest security story and how it is evolving to meet the threat which enterprises are facing.