• November 27, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

IT Priorities During the Pandemic

The worldwide calamity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly all sectors of business, forcing them to change. In most cases, they have been forced to reconsider their 2020 business plans altogether. For most of you reading this, any projects slated for this year that were eating up sizable portions of your budget were […]

Password Security: Single Factor, 2FA and Multi-Factor Authentication

On May 7, IT and technology businesses around the world celebrated World Password Day, a day meant to remind everyone of the importance of keeping personal and business data protected and secure. Unfortunately, surveys released on that day revealed that the changing dynamics of work—that is, the increase of remote workers—are putting password security in […]

“Set it and forget it” should not be your approach to cybersecurity

As the world turns to remote working in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity is becoming a hot topic. Many businesses were forced to adapt quickly to remote work, without a security plan in place. Other businesses were already set up for remote work, but with an uncertain timeline, some aspects of cybersecurity may […]