Published on February 6th, 2019 📆 | 4702 Views ⚑0
How IBM’s hyper-realistic Cyber Tactical Operations Center is simulating cyberattacks
The main objective of IBM’s C-TOC is to provide organisations with realistic cyberattack simulations.
The idea is for businesses to take part in a high-pressure simulation so that if it suffers a real breach muscle memory will kick in and the damage can be controlled.
IBM invited Verdict to experience the simulation at its London office. During the two hour experience – around half the length of the full version – participants are tasked with handling an emerging breach for fictitious Fortune 100 financial services company Bane & Ox.
As the breach unfolds, phones ring simultaneously, with actors convincingly playing reporters and concerned employees, among others.
On screens stretching across the wall of the C-TOC, social media explodes with negative reactions to the breach.