Security

Rethinking Mainframe Security

Rethinking Mainframe Security

The new mainframe security maturity model shouldn’t be that different from what a competent System z shop should have been doing all along. The difference will be an expanded scope to include mobile, cloud, social and all the new ways users interact with the mainframe; expanded automation; and more analytics.

November 13, 2013 |
Virtually Secure?

Virtually Secure?

Mainframe operations can certainly be affected by mobile security threats to a company's IT system. Enter service virtualization—an especially useful tool for developers that are building complicated mobile apps that integrate deep into an enterprise's IT system.

September 18, 2013 |
An ‘A’ Takes Effort

An ‘A’ Takes Effort

When facing an audit, learn what’s being audited. Review documents auditors will use before they arrive. That will avoid surprises and prepare you better.

January 16, 2013 |
Inside Information

Inside Information

Even though the mainframe is known for security, there's always a risk that an employee—maliciously or by mistake—will threaten an installation's interests. Therefore, comprehensive security requires detecting and defeating insider threats.

September 19, 2012 |
Securing it All

Securing it All

As a first step, mainframe security administrators can put stringent controls and safeguards in place for mobile devices. They should then participate in discussions and dialogue to help build best practices.

August 22, 2012 |
Resolve to Keep Your Mainframe Secure in 2012

Resolve to Keep Your Mainframe Secure in 2012

Whether Santa just brought you a zEnterprise System or your workload is happily humming along on a previous technology generation, the arrival of a new year is always a good time for mainframers to review and renew essential security resolutions.

January 10, 2012 |
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