IBM launches new security services for connected cars and IoT
BM Security today announced the launch of two new security testing practice areas focused on automotive security and the IoT. In other words, these are services provided to companies looking to launch connected cars and smart devices.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen security testing further emerge as a key component in clients’ security programs. Finding issues in your products and services upfront is a far better investment than the expense of letting cybercriminals find and exploit vulnerabilities.” said Charles Henderson, Global Head of IBM X-Force Red.
In particular, IBM is focused on assisting customers with testing back-end processes, apps and physical hardware used to control access and management of smart systems. The company says that its own research shows that 58 percent of organizations testing their IoT applications only during the production phase, and that the potential for introducing vulnerabilities into existing systems remains unacceptably high.
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