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March 9, 2015 @ 11:14 am

Hi everyone, For those of us who spend our days (and sometimes, unwillingly, our nights) absorbed in the latest cyber security news and trends, it’s obvious that there’s been a seismic shift in what is required to defend an organization… Continue Reading →

February 12, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

Hi everyone, In my last entry, I shared with you my in-depth understanding of the risks posed from internal sources and how to mitigate those risks. Because I keep coming across more and more articles showing this type of breach,… Continue Reading →

January 13, 2015 @ 8:48 am

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!! 2014 was a rough year for IT and mainframe security. It seemed like every time I checked my inbox there was a “Krebs on Security” alert about a new attack or network hijack or… Continue Reading →

December 10, 2014 @ 10:02 am

Hi everyone, I want to talk about 2015. What you do over the next few months will impact the kind of year your IT department will have. As the new year gets underway will your mainframe development team be humming… Continue Reading →

November 5, 2014 @ 10:47 am

Hi everyone, It’s human nature to worry about the unknown—the stranger in the alley, the mystery diagnosis, the cyber criminal in a far-off country hacking into your sensitive customer data. Those fears are not entirely unfounded, but studies and evidence… Continue Reading →

October 8, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

Hi everyone, Keeping your mainframes secure is as important as guarding your company’s intellectual property from the eyes of your competitors. It’s surprising, then, how few companies take mainframe security protocol seriously. Those who aren’t making mainframe security a priority… Continue Reading →

September 9, 2014 @ 5:56 pm

Hi everyone, The mainframe is an interesting anomaly in the tech world—it’s a survivor. Its death has been predicted many times over, but at 50 years old this year it remains—as Tom Bice on so eloquently puts it, “the… Continue Reading →

August 5, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

Hi everyone, The tech industry—or at least one sector of it—is facing an age problem, and it may not be the one that you think. Although it’s a relatively young industry, with a workforce of people primarily in their 20s… Continue Reading →

July 16, 2014 @ 11:21 am

Hi everyone, Business, like life, is unpredictable, and a spike in your mainframe workload can come out of the blue. When dealing with these unexpected events, it’s nice to have an ace in your back pocket…like the InfoSec Service Retainer… Continue Reading →

June 19, 2014 @ 11:01 am

Hi everyone, If you’re a 9-1-1 operator answering emergency calls, your primary job is to respond to something that has already happened. You can’t change or prevent the event; you can only respond to it. 9-1-1 operators need the ability… Continue Reading →