IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016 - (Page 10)

PARTNER PoV COMPLETE Security RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection T oday, IT is much different from what it was in 1976 when RACF* technology was introduced. In 1976, if you weren't a mainframe programmer (or the janitor) you couldn't gain access to the server room. Even if you could enter the room, unless you were a systems programmer, you couldn't access the data. RACF technology in 1976 was a great start for mainframe security, but it can't properly secure your mainframe alone. George Faucher is president of CorreLog Inc. For those who do have access to mainframe data sets, RACF technology was developed to provide access rules and auditing for user activity. Over the years, it has evolved to support digital certificates, lightweight directory access protocol and, according to the RACF Wikipedia page (, "casesensitive passwords ... a reluctant concession to promote interoperability with UNIX* and Linux*." 10 // MARCH/APRIL 2016 Mainframe and Distributed Protection Needed IT has evolved into two different and distinct worlds: the world of mainframe versus the world of distributed. It's created problems for IT security ever since. Were it not for working together to solve the issue of the criminal element, the two worlds of IT might, for the most part, exist in somewhat distant proximity. But criminals are opportunists, and the mainframe holds great opportunity in the financial and government intellectual property that's stored and transacted within. For the getrich-quick opportunists, credit card information, bank account details and personal identity data make banks, insurance companies and healthcare organizations possible targets. For governments opposed

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A secure connection
Techbits: Sphere of influence
Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016