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IBM to Acquire Resilient Systems

IBM announced on Monday that it plans to acquire Resilient Systems, a privately-held company that offers an Incident Response Platform (IRP) that helps organizations prepare, assess, manage, and report on privacy breaches and security incidents.

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Well-known privacy and security expert Bruce Schneier joined the Cambridge, Mass.-based company (formerly known as Co3 Systems) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in January 2014. 

In addition to announcing plans to acquire Resilient Systems, IBM launched IBM X-Force Incident Response Services, a new offering designed to help clients plan for, manage and respond to cyberattacks.

According to IBM, Resilient Systems' platform will be a foundational component for the new services, along with IBM's QRadar Security Intelligence Platform and planned integration with Resilient Systems' technology across the full IBM Security portfolio. 

The new services include a remote incident response capability to help clients map how a breach occurred and take action to shut it down, IBM said.

"Combining our knowledge and expertise with IBM is a perfect fit culturally and technologically," John Bruce, Chairman and CEO at Resilient Systems, wrote in a blog post. "We’re already integrated with IBM QRadar and IBM App Exchange in production environments, and the opportunity to deepen that integration and extend it into other IBM technologies makes for a compelling solution for our joint customers."

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.