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May 23, 2016 @ 11:02 am

There are things in life that we can get away with doing just once a year—filing our federal income taxes, going for a physical or filling out a performance review. If all goes well, we can tick these things off… Continue Reading →

May 2, 2016 @ 11:51 am

Imagine that you are asked to submit to an external audit of your mainframe environment tomorrow. Would the independent auditor come away with no or only minor adverse findings? That’s the goal. And one way to meet that goal is… Continue Reading →

April 18, 2016 @ 1:43 pm

Hi everyone, Emergency workers have to be prepared to spring into action at any time—and these days, so do IT professionals. Just like fires, falls and crashes can be unpredictable, so can the next big data breach. The companies you… Continue Reading →

March 16, 2016 @ 11:25 am

Hi everyone, It may have taken several high-profile data breaches (the IRS and Anthem, to name a couple) but the United States government is starting to wake up to the fact that something more needs to be done about companies… Continue Reading →

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 →