How IBMers on “Silicon Bayou” Helped Louisiana Recover From Ransomware Attacks

By Charles Masters

Cybercrime against U.S. public school districts is on the rise. A new IBM study shows nearly 60% of school staff feel unprepared for security threats, including attacks called ransomware, which steal and hold data hostage until officials pay up.

Smart Talks Podcast: How Can You Address Racial Injustice With Technology?

Listen to members of the IBM Black Community discuss their experiences and Call for Code for Racial Justice

A person who grew up in the tree-lined suburbs of Los Angeles may not know what it’s like to grow up in the Projects of Compton. An impassioned politician speaking on the topic of armed forces may not know what it’s like to board a military transport aircraft and be deployed to an area of deadly violence. In order to better understand experiences you have not lived through, you first need to start listening to those who have.

IBM Introduces $3 Million in Cybersecurity Grants for Public Schools in United States as Attacks on Education Grow

New IBM study shows nearly 60% of school staff are unprepared for cybersecurity threats - lack of training, awareness, budget and virtual learning identified as major issues
Press Release

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2021 /3BL Media/-- IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced in-kind grants valued at $3 million to help strengthen cybersecurity in schools. These grants will be awarded to six school districts in the United States to sponsor teams of IBMers to help them proactively prepare for and respond to cyberattacks. Services will be delivered by teams deployed via IBM's Service Corps Program.

TIA Congratulates Sixth Annual Global Sustainability Award Winners


The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the trusted industry association for the connected world, announced the 2020 winners of its Annual TIA QuEST Forum Global Sustainability Awards, which recognizes select companies for their outstanding performance and innovation in sustainability practices.

IBM is the co-winner of the 2020 Global Sustainability Award for the Corporate category.

P-TECH Students Answer the Call to Fight Climate Change and COVID-19


Business leaders have been adapting to big challenges and changes over the past year, including the adoption of AI and cloud technologies to survive and thrive. Now more than ever, there is a skills gap that aspiring leaders and students can address to bring digital ideas to life, to drive value for their companies, and to be successful in their careers.

Love at First Block: Sustainability With the Help of Blockchain

by Mark Herrema, Co-founder and CEO of Newlight Technologies

Over the past 17 years, my team at Newlight has been working to turn air and greenhouse gas into a material found throughout nature called AirCarbon.

BofA, Mastercard, Salesforce, IBM to Report ESG Metrics Championed by World Economic Forum


The push for a global set of ESG standards is bearing fruit.

Bank of America (BAC), Mastercard (MA), Salesforce.com (CRM), and IBM (IBM) are among 55 companies that will report on environmental, social, and governance metrics championed by the World Economic Forum and its International Business Council, according to a statement from the group.

IBM Gets It Right on Cancel Culture and Corporate Responsibility

By Tina Casey

Christopher A. Padilla, IBM’s vice president of government and regulatory affairs, is among those recognizing the threat that the “cancel culture” slur poses to the corporate voice on matters of moral, social and civic concern. 

Let's Celebrate Mentorship

By Tracie Zakavec, Aaron Hobbs, and Margarita Madrigal

January 17th marks the International Day of Mentoring, which offers an opportunity to celebrate and promote the value mentoring can bring to the lives of our youth worldwide. In our roles as teacher, student and mentor with the IBM-inspired P-TECH schools, we have seen firsthand how mentoring relationships can transform both mentor and protege, expanding perspectives to help shape career pathways. Below, we share our experiences with you.

Tracie Zakavec
Teacher, Skyline High School – PTECH
Longmont, Colorado


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