IBM opens up its threat database

IBM logoBig Blue said that it will make a huge library of security intelligence available using the IBM X-Force Exchange.

That’s powered by IBM Cloud.

IBM said that will give access to volumes of IBM and third party threat data from around the world, in a bid to defend people against cyber crime.

The company said trusted threat intelligence is more important than ever before because 80 percent of attacks are initiated by crime rings which share data, tools and intelligence.

The data comprises over 700 terabytes of raw aggregated data which includes 15 billion monitored security events a day, malware threat intel from over 270 million endpoints, threats based on over 25 billion web pages and images, intelligence on over eight million spam and phishing attacks, and reputation data on close to one million malicious IP addresses.

The idea is that organisations will collaborate to provide information and to access information from the IBM database.