• May 17, 2022

Security

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Are You Exposed to Security Vulnerabilities with Your Use of Open-Source Ports on z/OS?

Over the past couple of years, increased Zowe adoption and the push to integrate the mainframe into platform-neutral DevOps pipelines have resulted in greater use of Unix System Services (USS). With increased use of USS has come widespread acceptance of Rocket’s z/OS ports of common open-source languages and tools that are not bundled with USS […]

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Payment Card Security Is Key During the Holiday Shopping Season

The holiday season is officially here, and for many that means more spending, whether it’s on gifts, food or special events. This increased volume of transactions also makes it the peak time of year for credit card fraud, according to FICO’s VP of fraud and financial crimes. To combat this, payment processors need to take […]

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This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Implement Multi-Factor Authentication

The White House has proclaimed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month, promoting efforts by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to encourage the public to be “Cyber Smart” and stay safe online. As stories of malicious cyber actors, such as ransomware attacks, continue to make headlines and disrupt businesses across industries, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated.  At Rocket, security is our top priority, which […]

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Tips for Building a Robust Secure Coding Program

Software code — whether it’s on mobile devices, personal computers, servers or mainframes — runs the risk of getting hacked. In turn, this can give hackers control of a device or application and lead to loss of user access, service and organizational secrets, and damage to the system. Although only 7 percent of software defects […]

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The Rise of Ransomware Attacks During the Pandemic

With the pandemic forcing many businesses to quickly adapt to remote working and COVID-19 becoming a global problem, 2020 proved that cybercriminals will take advantage of businesses and individuals, no matter the circumstances. In the early months of the pandemic, the FBI reported that they had seen a 300 to 400 percent increase in cybercrime […]

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Protecting Your Business: Building a Strategy Against Ransomware Attack

With the U.S. accounting for 18.2 percent of ransomware attacks globally, threats are on the rise for enterprise businesses. The reason? These attacks are relatively easy to execute—and they work.  A ransomware attack installs software on your systems that locks files and renders data useless. Hackers encrypt the system’s files, making content inaccessible without a […]

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How Multi-factor Authentication Can Benefit Your Industry

Depending on what industry you’re in, your approach to security may be very different. For some sectors, like finance, security and data protection are top of mind for everything that is done. Financial services organizations typically experience the most data breaches and hacks, which makes security a priority. But what about healthcare? Patient data is […]

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BlueZone Web: Multi-factor authentication

With the COVID-19 pandemic remodelling the global IT workforce to a ‘work from home’ approach, CTO’s from all sectors are now asking questions about how secure their critical business applications actually are.  It’s no secret that major data breaches cost corporations millions of dollars and leaves them with a tarnished reputation. In 2018, the largest […]

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Using MFA with Zowe: How it Works

This article originally appeared on Medium.com A frequent Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe question is “Can it use MFA?” and more specifically “Can it work with MY MFA setup?”. It’s no surprise; every year another website I use makes the switch to a multi-factor-based login. By now it seems like more well-known companies use it than not. To answer […]

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The complexities of z/OSMF security set up for Zowe

IBM z/OS management facility (z/OSMF) provides system management functions in a task-oriented, web browser-based user interface with integrated user assistance. This allows you to manage the day-to-day operations and administration of your mainframe z/OS systems more easily. By streamlining some traditional tasks and automating others, z/OSMF can help to simplify areas of z/OS system management. […]