IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014 - (Page 34)

Be Proactive in Risk Management Protecting data is crucial as your business connects in ever-increasing ways along the access superhighway By Glinda Cummings k Illustration by Charles Williams/ M anaging lines of access and the risk of your company's proprietary tools and information isn't as clearcut as it used to be. Companies are undergoing rapid advances in the digitization of business and the mobilization of workforces and customers. This evolution is having a direct impact on the structure of business and how it works. These advances create countless opportunities for companies to organize and share information as well as engage business partners, vendors and their customers. They also affect how customers interact with the products and services that businesses offer. With the growing number of access points, users and permissions, safety and security are critical. Most businesses have some means of being notified when sensitive information is breached, but being notified of an attack after it occurs can expose customer information and involve complex recovery measures-in addition to costly compliance regulatory penalty fines and loss of reputation. To stay truly protected, organizations must step away from the traditional approach of reactive governance and compliance and embrace a proactive stance of risk management. 34 // JULY/AUGUST 2014 Being Secure Enough is Not Enough The world is more interconnected than ever before. This era of big data is fostering an explosion of digital information and mass creation of pervasive, anytimeanywhere applications. However, the same doors that open to new business opportunities can also be slammed shut by emerging threats and leaks. Eighty percent of missioncritical business information resides on mainframes, and it's becoming immeasurably more challenging to protect that digital information. The adoption of

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Protecting information
IBM Perspective: Sunny outlook on the mainframe
Techbits: Watson: your personal shopper
Infographic: How the mainframe changed our world
Partner PoV: ISVs can help mainframe customers keep up with a rapidly evolving environment
Focus on Storage: IBM FlashSystem addresses storage and application performance issues
Currents: As data consumption expands, information protection policies must be put in place
Case Study: Credit Where Credit's Due: Isracard Group devises a novel way to verify its system integrity before disaster occurs
Cover Story: A Secure Fortress: The mainframe delivers the reliability, safety and cost-effectiveness your IT shop needs
Feature: Be Proactive in Risk Management: Protecting data is crucial as your business connects in ever-increasing ways along the access superhighway
Feature: Being Risk-Aware: New IBM and Ponemon study examines the economics of IT risk and reputation
Administrator: Active/Active Sites helps distribute workloads during outages
Tech Corner: A point-in-time tool, Runtime Diagnostics can find issues in a pinch
Solutions: Reflection 2014; CA Chorus; VFTP 3.0; Lifecycle Manager; STEPLIB-Rx; Ivory VisualConnect; Mainframe Abend Assist; Linux Enterprise Server Starter System for System z
Stop Run: Together, IBM executives Pat Toole Jr. and Pat Toole St. bring more than half a century of dedication to the company
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2014 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2014