The IBM Haifa Research Lab (IBM) is IBM’s largest research laboratory outside of the United States, employing almost 500 researchers, the majority of whom hold doctorate and master degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, and related fields. Since its founding in 1972, HRL has conducted world class research vital to IBM’s success. R&D projects are being executed today in areas such as Cognitive computing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Verification Technologies, Telco, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Multimedia, Active Management, Information Retrieval, Programming Environments and Information and Cyber Security. The Cloud Security and Quality Department of the IBM Research Haifa includes researchers in the fields of cyber security and privacy. As a multi-disciplinary research area, researchers come from different research domains including verification, data analytic, operating systems and runtime systems, languages and compilers, network systems, and protocols and cloud technologies. The Quality and Security Department develops advanced tools and technologies spanning the entire spectrum of Functional Verification, Code Analysis and Cyber Security.
IBM role in this project is to provide an innovative solution for decentralized access management to IIoT data that may enforce privacy policies and access constraints (leading T3.4 “Trustworthiness of Data Flow”). IBM will build its decentralized solution on HyperLedger fabric (Blockchain). IBM established the IBM security unit which offers solutions in security intelligence, endpoint detection, security vulnerability detection, penetration testing, security analysis and more. IBM also established the IBM Blockchain unit that works on Hyperledger. In addition, IBM developed offerings for IoT (e.g. Watson IoT). The IBM Research Lab in Haifa is working closely with the IBM brands and incorporate innovations into their products for example the security products of Guardium, Trusteer and Xforce