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IBM Puts New Cybersecurity Operations Center on Wheels

By | October 15, 2018

The mobile IBM X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC). Photo: IBM Security

IBM Security revealed the industry’s first mobile security operations center, capable of traveling onsite for cybersecurity training, preparedness, and response. The IBM X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC) will travel around the U.S. and Europe, running incident response drills with clients, providing on-demand cybersecurity support, and building cybersecurity awareness and skills with professionals, students, and consumers.

The IBM X-Force C-TOC is a fully operational security operations center on wheels, modeled after tactical operations centers used by the military, and incident command posts used by first responders. Housed in a tractor trailer, the mobile facility provides a gesture-controlled cybersecurity watch floor, data center, and conference facilities that can accommodate two dozen operators, analyst,s and incident command center staff.

The facility can be deployed in a variety of environments, with self-sustaining power, satellite and cellular communications, providing a sterile and resilient network for investigation and response as well as a platform for cybersecurity training.