• November 27, 2020

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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. […]

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Productive on Power Part Three: Modernizing Without Compromising Security

Welcome to the third and final part of our three-part “Productive on Power: Bringing the latest User Experiences to IBM i” blog series. These posts are covering modernization initiatives that are making users and customers more productive and more satisfied. We’re sharing cost-effective strategies to bring great experiences to your IBM i by: Modernizing the […]

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What happens when remote work becomes permanent?

As someone responsible for IT security, March 15 brought about a huge change in my department. With the pandemic closing offices and forcing people to stay home, I suddenly had to think about what it means to implement IT security for thousands of remote workers, instead of a handful of office spaces. And as uncertainty […]

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Introducing IBM Z MFA v2.1 and its z/VM support

Secure authentication to critical IT infrastructure is paramount. Multi factor authentication is a critical improvement over legacy userid and password technology. The introduction of the IBM Z Multi-Factor Authentication V2.1 product enables the IBM z/VM operating system to benefit from this security improvement.  With a larger remote workforce, it is paramount that all systems are […]