IBM Research - Israel


Our research covers the entire range of security solutions, including: data and AI security, privacy, cloud security, threat management, attack simulation, privacy preserving analytics, fully homomorphic encryption (FHE), blockchain, and more.


News and Blogs

IBM’s new AI-infused security technologies help defenders speed response to cyber attacks

Warding off hackers without using AI and automation is like trying to hold back a tsunami of ransomware with an actual dollar bill

Bringing the benefits of blockchain to the enterprise database

By merging the features of blockchain with a regular database, we offer these businesses two benefits. First, we simplify data management. Second, we give them the blockchain database with a layer that uses cryptography and offers most of the benefits of blockchain without the complexity.

IBM homomorphic encryption: A DASHing solution for healthcare data privacy

Learn about a winning solution for data privacy in healthcare using the IBM homomorphic encryption HElayers library.

HE Layers

Start building commercial applications with FHE across Windows, Linux, macOS and Linux on IBM Z mainframe.

Research Projects

Cloud Security

Our research focuses on AI-driven methods to improve the state-of-the-art in security and privacy for cloud platforms or provided as-a-service on top of them. Our work includes: cryptography, confidential computing, and compute on encrypted data, data security and privacy, security analytics, container security and serverless security.

Data and AI Privacy

Many privacy regulations, including GDPR, mandate that organizations abide by certain privacy principles when processing personal information. This is also relevant for AI models trained using personal data. We are researching and developing several novel techniques and tools to enable AI-based solutions to adhere to such privacy requirements, including data minimization, anonymization and the right to be forgotten.

AI on Encrypted Data and FHE

IBM Research created Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), which keeps sensitive data encrypted at all times, securing the cloud for highly regulated industries. We’ve built HElayers for you to start building commercial applications with FHE across Windows, Linux, macOS and Linux on IBM Z mainframe.

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Breach and Attack Simulation

Security and quality in computer systems is essential for attaining a high degree of user satisfaction and trust. As cyber systems and applications become more complex, we are facing new challenges in overcoming the limitations of existing attack mitigation techniques and big data development and testing practices. We focus on making significant contributions to cyber security analytics and data fabrication by exploring and developing new technologies, practices, and tools. Our activities include data fabrication, outlier detection, threat generation, hardware security, and participation in EU-funded projects.

XDR (Extended Detection and Response)

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is an emerging technology for SoC automation that provides highly automated threat management workflows with continuously updated threat detection and response content. We work with collaborators across IBM and the industry to enables enterprise to protect their information resources and assets. A cornerstone of this product is Threat Investigator, a solution for automatic analysis and reasoning about cyber-attacks.

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Blockchain Platforms

We are creating high-performance messaging solutions, including replication middleware for distributed ledger technologies, consensus algorithms, interactive protocols, and a complex blockchain-based management system. The team has vast expertise in distributed computing with a focus on distributed ledger technology such as Hyperledger Fabric, blockchain databases such as Hyperledger Orion, high availability, clustering, and communication.

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The Hyperledger Orion Blockchain Database

Central Bank Digital Currency

We support central bank digital currencies (CBDC) in a hybrid cloud environment, using distributed ledgers, based on IBM's Hyperledger Fabric, and IBM Research's Weaver interoperability tool. By developing fungible and non-fungible token (NFT) infrastructures, we help support the digital representation of assets and rights to accelerate the exchange and interactions in business ecosystems.

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Multi-Enterprise Data Quality Framework

Establishing a single source of truth in multi-enterprise business networks (MEBN) such as supply chains and healthcare ecosystems is very challenging due to the diverse and complex business and technological processes. We are using mathematical and AI methods to dynamically assess and predict the quality of MEBN data elements and the reliability of data providers based on the values and insights received from multiple sources over time.


IBM researchers in Israel publish a wide variety of work every year as part of their work on research projects in the lab, in collaboration with other researchers and scientists in IBM, and together with academic and industrial partners from around the world.

Researchers in our group publish works at conferences and in scientific journals such as the Data Privacy Management workshop, the Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology workshop, the AI and Ethics journal, and others.

Tools & Code

Confidential Containers

Confidential Containers is an open source community working to enable cloud native confidential computing by leveraging Trusted Execution Environments to protect containers and data.

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HELayers Community Edition

Fully Homomorphic Encryption SDK for Data scientists and Developer.

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HyperLedger Orion

Orion is a standard database with the blockchain properties that provides tamper-evidence, provenance, data lineage authenticity, non-repudiation, and multi-sig capabilities with standard data model and transactional APIs.

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Academic Collaboration

Collaborate with our researchers in investigating security solutions beyond the leading edge, including: Cyber Security, AI Privacy, Privacy Preserving Analytics (using Fully Homomorphic Encryption), and more.

Let's talk

We're always happy to talk. Feel free to get in touch.

Manager, Security


Security & Privacy Tech.