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Risks are present due to hackers, wayward or careless employees, bad configuration settings, and even failing hardware. Many security risks can be reduced with the same precautionary mindset as personal risk.
IBM added additional security functions in version 7.1 to further establish the Power Systems IBM i operating system as a world-class securable environment.
Users neglected the security void created by TCP/IP services for years, but exit programs can provide the robust solution today's threat environment demands.
While the exact causes of the plane’s demise have not been determined yet, security experts have taken the opportunity to point out that cyberattacks could exploit the features of advanced airliners and lead to similar incidents in the future.
Most of us can comprehend that hackers, thieves, and other nefarious individuals represent a constant threat to our business assets—including corporate data. Many don’t realize, however, that there’s a stealthier threat lurking.
Every day when a report is run or an inquiry is made in an application, the automatic assumption is that the underlying data is accurate and has not been tampered with. But how can you be...
If you’re not encouraging your IBM i security administrator to speak up, you may be missing critical issues. To help provide a voice to the staff responsible for security on Power Systems servers, this list offers five things that you may not have heard from your administrators, but should.
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.
Dating back to the days of its technological predecessor, the AS/400, the IBM Power Systems server and associated IBM i operating system have enjoyed an enviable reputation when combined...
In recent years, regulatory initiatives like Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, PCI, and GLBA have placed increased emphasis on the need to monitor and secure sensitive information. For example, The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard dictates one of the most stringent requirements of all—logs must be reviewed daily, and a minimum of three months of logs must be available for analysis.
Many organizations can now attest to the fact that proactively taking small steps to protect the technology infrastructure would have been far less costly than those implemented during the panic following a major breach.
Bring-your-own-device policies have remade enterprise IT in the last decade, as professionals have been empowered to use their own smartphones, tablets, and laptops to work with company data. But organizations have to be smart about BYOD, because the practice can also amplify risks to company assets.
Data breaches are often born out of poor configuration and user indifference. They thrive on a lack of visibility. Ignore the warnings provided by your system at your peril!
Unfortunately, most companies emphasize the protection of data through disaster recovery and high availability planning, and they don’t put the necessary controls in place to ensure that day-to-day use of the data is appropriate and authorized.
Okay, I confess; it’s not that you shouldn’t worry about hackers, but you need to realize and acknowledge that IBM i servers face an even more likely threat: one that’s already infiltrated the advanced firewall, has engineered the capability to access critical business data, and has been operating without detection for years.
Barely a day passes without new headlines reporting another cyber attack, policy violation, or data breach. Secretly, we breathe a sigh of relief that it happened to someone else, but most of us know that we’ll all eventually feel the impact in some capacity.
Typically, there are two main issues with monitoring a system manually: having to go out deliberately (and repeatedly) and check to see if something has happened; and the fact that you are most likely looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack of logged events.
As companies bounce back from recession and place a stronger emphasis on digitally-driven innovations, IT departments are finally receiving the funds they need to hire qualified, new colleagues who can lighten the workload. However, the first order of business will be getting these recent hires up to speed.
When Edward Snowden leaked the details of the National Security Agency’s PRISM program to the media, it resulted in a large public outcry and lot of unwanted attention. This doesn’t mean that system administrators should treat all of their contractors as the next Snowden, but it highlights the importance of ensuring that contractors, as well as employees, are sufficiently monitored and aware of how they are allowed to use company data.
The constantly changing cybercrime landscape paired with the speed of new technologies can make it difficult to know which skills a security administrator should focus on.
The fact that network and data security breaches have grown more frequent and sophisticated over the last 18 months is not exactly a revelation to frontline IT administrators. The element of surprise, however, comes from the random, illogical, and potentially non-existent motives now driving malevolent behavior.