Caleb Barlow

Cybercrime fighter
IBM's Caleb Barlow is focused on how we solve the cyber security problem by changing the economics for the bad guys.

Why you should listen

As a vice president at IBM Security, Caleb Barlow has insight into to one of the largest security intelligence operations in the world. His team stands watch protecting the information security of thousands of customers in more than a hundred countries. On a busy day they can process upwards of 35 billion potential security events across their global operations centers.

Barlow has been advising chief information security officers, boards of directors and government officials on security practices, frameworks and strategies for risk mitigation on a global basis. He is a sought-after speaker on the subject of security and regularly appears in both print and broadcast media, including NBC News, CNBC, BBC World Service, NPR, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. His opinions have been solicited by members of Congress, the NSA, and NATO, and he was invited by the President of the UN General Assembly to discuss his views at the United Nations.

Most recently, Barlow is focusing on building a large-scale simulation environment to educate C-level executives on how to better prevent and respond to a cyber attack so they can maintain business resiliency in the face of crisis.

Caleb Barlow’s TED talk

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In Brief

A spacecraft’s final mission … and other news from TED speakers

April 7, 2017

Please enjoy your weekly roundup of TED-related news: Good luck and farewell to the Cassini spacecraft. Launched 20 years ago, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will begin its final mission on April 26.  The spacecraft will embark on a series of 22 dives through the space between Saturn and its rings, transmitting data that may help us […]

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TED Conversations

“Could threat data be anonymized?”: Comment of the week, Feb. 1, 2017

February 2, 2017

This week’s comment comes from Joe, who has enough understanding of the topic of Caleb Barlow’s talk, “Where is cybercrime really coming from?” to pose a great question to the speaker. Particularly on topics I’m less familiar with, it’s great to come to the comments and hear from people who have much more experience with […]

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