IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - (Page 12)

Dashboard News to use Ouch, That Smarts! A major password breach led to the release of 32 million passwords from a social application-based advertising network in December. The incident prompted the Imperva Application Defense Center to analyze the strength of passwords: « About with six or fewer characters. 30 percent of users chose passwords 60 percent Impacting Younger Generations « Almost of passwords contain a limited set of alpha-numeric characters. « Nearly of users selected names, slang words, dictionary words or trivial passwords. « The most common password is C hildren in England and Scotland who use socialnetworking sites and blogs are more confident in their writing abilities and have more positive attitudes toward writing, according to research on technology-based text and children published by the National Literacy Trust in December. The study included 3,001 pupils ages 8-16. 50 percent “123456.” Of in Ãtwochildren the the groups, following portion express a general enjoyment of writing Of children in the three groups, the following portion say they’re good or very good at writing à Strong passwords should be larger than eight characters and contain more than four types of characters (letters, numbers, uppercase, lowercase and/ or special characters). Also, passwords shouldn’t be a name, slang word, any word in the dictionary or include part of your name or your e-mail address. 47% 57% 40% Don’t own Own a blog a blog Source: National Literacy Trust Source: Imperva 61% 56% Use neither channel Use a socialOwn a blog networking service A new analytics method radiologists can use to detect brain aneurysms has a 95-percent accuracy rate. IBM and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., partnered to improve on the manual interpretation accuracy rate of 70 percent. Source: IBM 12 M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 0

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010
Editor's Desk: Planned to a 'T"
Dashboard: Beef Up Your Passwords
Data Display: Cost of Security Breaches
IT Today: IBM Partnership Offers Cost-Effective BI Solutions
Trends: IBM's Eagle Studies Provide a Clear View of True Technology Costs Both Internal and External Communications
Insider: Six Computing Strategies for a Recovering Economy
Case Study: The Office of the CIO with the State of Nebraska Improved Data-Handling Issues with Smarter and Faster Data-Storage Tools
Harnes the Information Expansion: Discover the Hidden Value in your Business Data with System z
Green with Envy: Syracuse University's New Data Center is One to Covet
Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage-Management Solutions Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency
Developer: A Guide to Processing XML Documents Stored in Files and DB2
Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: IBM's Plant-A-Tree Initiative Grows in Italy
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010