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Identifying Your
Mainframe Security
Gap is the First Step
to Eliminating It

"Recognize what your weaknesses
are and invite people from outside
your industry, from outside your
company to work with you. The
worst thing that'll happen is you'll
learn something."
-Christopher Poulin

rity, but also for dissatisfaction and
overburdening IoT administrators
because they aren't used to configuring and managing devices that
interact with the physical world
and not end users."

Be Proactive
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know. As discussed, hardware
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By embracing the IoT with a
critical eye, you can help make
everyone and everything more
secure. Test products and address
security issues right away before
use. By working together and
being proactive, we an make the
world safer for everyone.
Kristin Lewotsky is a New Hampshire-based freelance writer.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015

Table of Contents
IBM Perspective: A mainframe built for Generation Z
Editor's Desk: Optimistic future
Partner PoV: Now is the time for multifactor authentication
Infographic: Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths
Currents: TCO for an IBM z13 cloud is lower than an x86 or public cloud, according to an IBM study
R&D: IBM Research is working to better diagnose osteoporosis -- and make computing more economical
Cover Story: Mastering the Mainframe: IBM contest connects millennials to the mainframe and potential employers
Feature: The Millennial Career Guidebook: Six groups and resources to help mainframers starting their careers
Feature: Mainframe Within Reach: IBM provides a rich set of solutions designed to help new mainframe programmers
Tech Showcase: IBM X-Force report reveals challenges and strategies to succeed in the new computing environment
Tech Corner: New IBM z13 chip improves throughput and analytics performance
Solutions: ReACT V4.0; Ivory Service Architect V4.6
Stop Run: Running and fencing keep IBMer active
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
Linux on z E-book
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - IBM Perspective: A mainframe built for Generation Z
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Editor's Desk: Optimistic future
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Partner PoV: Now is the time for multifactor authentication
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Infographic: Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Currents: TCO for an IBM z13 cloud is lower than an x86 or public cloud, according to an IBM study
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - R&D: IBM Research is working to better diagnose osteoporosis -- and make computing more economical
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover Story: Mastering the Mainframe: IBM contest connects millennials to the mainframe and potential employers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Feature: The Millennial Career Guidebook: Six groups and resources to help mainframers starting their careers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Feature: Mainframe Within Reach: IBM provides a rich set of solutions designed to help new mainframe programmers
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Tech Showcase: IBM X-Force report reveals challenges and strategies to succeed in the new computing environment
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Tech Corner: New IBM z13 chip improves throughput and analytics performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Solutions: ReACT V4.0; Ivory Service Architect V4.6
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Stop Run: Running and fencing keep IBMer active
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - RF2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - Linux on z E-book
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L6
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L11
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - L21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - 2015 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - May/June 2015 - SE3
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