Managing Your IBM i Audit Data
By Robin Tatam on Wed, 08/01/2018
Let’s face it; system administration remains a largely thankless task. From scheduling jobs to balancing workloads to answering messages in QSYSOPR, administrators and operators work diligently behind the scenes to ensure that IBM i servers are available to run mission-critical applications.
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Data leaks and operational disruptions can come from any source—internal or external. To protect sensitive data from modern cyberthreats, all organizations need a robust intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS). The IBM i operating system includes advanced capabilities for detecting and preventing external threats, but there are still gaps that must be filled. Download this guide for...
Generate and Distribute Audit Reports Automatically
By Robin Tatam on Mon, 04/03/2017
Despite the server’s incredible security infrastructure, auditing remains primarily a thankless, manual chore. And, let’s face it, any task that’s thankless and manual probably won’t get done.
How To Maintain Your Data Integrity
By Robin Tatam on Tue, 03/21/2017
File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) helps ensure that your critical and sensitive data is viewed and changed only by authorized personnel through approved channels. Candidates for FIM include application files containing sensitive data, such as personnel or financial data, and server configuration files.
PCI Compliance Takeaways from the Target Data Breach
By Robin Tatam on Wed, 03/08/2017
Smack in the middle of the holiday shopping season, Target was hit with a malware attack that infiltrated its point-of-sale systems and enabled the theft of credit card numbers and personally identifiable information from more than 70 million shoppers.
An Introduction to PCI Compliance on IBM Power Systems
By Robin Tatam on Wed, 02/22/2017
Complying with the PCI standard is a normal part of doing business in today’s credit-centric world. But, PCI applies to multiple platforms. The challenge becomes how to map the general PCI requirements to a specific platform, such as IBM i. And, more importantly, how can you maintain—and prove—compliance?
IT Security Compliance 101
By Robin Tatam on Sun, 08/21/2016
In this compliance 101 primer, we'll look at three high-profile breaches from the past year, each of which shows what can go wrong when data oversight isn't up to snuff. Along the way, we'll discuss some basic fixes that can help shore up network defenses.
Download “How IT Professionals Can Navigate PCI DSS Compliance” Guide
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to every organization that processes credit or debit card information. This includes merchants and third-party service providers that store, process, or transmit credit card data. The launch of PCI DSS helped expose serious security shortcomings, failures to follow security best practices, and a general lack of awareness of the...
Self-Audit: Checking Assumptions at the Door
Sysadmins, devops engineers, and cybersecurity personnel are often kept awake by a number of questions. How should I monitor my monitoring to be sure it will alert me when there is a security issue that needs my intervention? How can I be sure that the servers and processes in the environment haven’t been rooted already? In the quest to get better sleep, it is a good idea to self-audit your...
Powertech Protects Healthcare Company’s IBM i Systems to the Max
When a healthcare organization faced stringent regulations like HIPAA, PowerTech's security products closed the security gaps on IBM i and helped protect confidential data.
Data Processing Incorporated Banks on the Power of Powertech
When faced with the banking industry’s complex security issues, Data Processing Incorporated turned to Powertech for flexible compliance solutions and first-rate support.
Powertech Automated Solutions Help Bank of Stockton Improve Security and Compliance
Can a bank succeed without effective information security? Not in today’s world, where technology is such a vital part of every bank’s operations. And given legislative and regulatory actions that have forced widespread changes in the banking industry...
Powertech Helps the Seneca Nation Play the Security Game
The SGC has a fairly large IBM i presence, including multiple production, development, test, and training systems, in a High Availability (HA) environment. They rely heavily on their IBM i servers to run their distributed properties, including casinos, hotels, resorts, retail outlets...