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IBM announces University of New Brunswick among top organizations involved in cybercrime project

Author: Communications

Posted on Dec 6, 2016

Category: UNB Fredericton

IBM announced this morning that the University of New Brunswick is one of the top organizations around the world working with the global firm to push new frontiers in cognitive security – leveraging IBM Watson for Cyber Security to enhance their own live security operations, while also helping IBM refine Watson’s cybersecurity capabilities and pioneer new use-cases for the technology.

After training Watson this year on the language of cybersecurity, Watson is now ready to test its expertise in the real world (you can think of this as Watson moving from "schooling" to "internship" in cybersecurity).

UNB joins Sun Life Financial, University of Rochester Medical Center and California Polytechnic as part of a group of 40 organizations testing Watson’s ability to assist in the battle against cybercrime. Additional information and examples of how Watson is being used to help security analysts in the fight against cybercrime is included in the press release.

Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Dean of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick, is available for interviews on UNB’s involvement.

To arrange an interview, please contact David Stonehouse.