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January 26, 2016 @ 1:26 pm

Hi everyone, We’re all familiar with the year-end list—Best Albums of the Year, Top 10 Novels, etc. There’s one list no company or government agency wants to see themselves on: the Top 10 Data Breaches of 2015. This year T-Mobile,… Continue Reading →

January 5, 2016 @ 10:35 am

Hi everyone, There’s a lot of information out there—some of it false, or at best incomplete—about mainframe security. As hackers get smarter and attacks become increasingly harder to identify in time, there’s a lot of panic and paranoia out there.… Continue Reading →

November 23, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

Hi everyone, We know about the major data breaches at big companies like J.P. Morgan and AT&T because they’re all over our news feeds. But right now, in a small office somewhere in this country, a small business owner is… Continue Reading →

October 19, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

Hi everyone, If you watch the news every day, it’s only natural to start developing an irrational fear of “stranger danger”—whether it’s the fear that an unknown intruder is going to raid your house or steal your identity, or that… Continue Reading →

September 8, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

Hi Everyone. This time around I’d like to talk about the lack of proactive IT security measures to identify and stop a breach before it hits the sensitive mainframe data. So many organizations are still placing most if not all… Continue Reading →

August 13, 2015 @ 1:52 pm

Quick…what do Morgan Stanley, AT&T, and the adult website AshleyMadison have in common? All three recently experienced serious data breaches. And in all three cases, it was an inside job. According to a recent article on CIO.com “How to Stop… Continue Reading →

July 13, 2015 @ 10:46 am

Hi everyone, I love reading stories of cybercriminals who’ve been apprehended; maybe it’s because as someone who is steeped in data security all day I’ve heard too many stories of companies crippled or even destroyed by a breach. Unfortunately, in… Continue Reading →

June 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Hi everyone, The explosion of apps and the end users’ expectation that they can seamlessly connect to these apps using multiple devices has led to the so-called “Commercialization of IT.” As IT professionals tasked with the mission critical job of… Continue Reading →

May 12, 2015 @ 10:22 am

Hi everyone, Typically around the start of a new year, in among the vast number of weight loss and nutrition books, there are usually an equal number of titles about developing better habits. I’m not going to comment on the… Continue Reading →

April 14, 2015 @ 4:08 pm

Hi everyone, After the long bitter winter we’ve had I’ll bet that a lot of you are thinking about taking a spring break. Or maybe you’re planning this summer’s getaway trip. Unfortunately for IT, the global threats to your mainframe… Continue Reading →