IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2017 - 45
Pervasive encryption is the no-compromise
approach to data protection on IBM z14
By Evelyn Hoover k Illustration by Sawdust
ow secure is your company's data? The Ponemon
Institute's Cost of a Data Breach Study (ibm.com/
security/data-breach) shows the likelihood your
organization will have a data breach within the next two years
is 27.7 percent. In 2017, Ponemon estimates the cost of a data
breach to average $3.62 million. It may be time to ask yourself if
your organization is willing to take that risk.
In an attempt to minimize the threat of a breach, enterprises
deploy firewalls and DMZs, purchase different software systems
and make application changes. However, the results are
mixed at best. According to a report from analyst firm Solitaire
Interglobal, of the 11.2 billion records breached in the last three
years, fewer than 3.5 percent were encrypted (ibm.co/2vxGMtZ).
What about regulations? Organizations in a variety of
industries must comply with an alphabet soup of regulations
including HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, PCI DSS and
the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation.
Regulated industries, like financial services, have the most
costly data breaches because of fines and a higher than average
rate of lost business and customers. In fact, in 2016, 24 percent
of breaches affected financial organizations, according to the
Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (vz.to/2qihidi).
As regulations grow increasingly complex, many hours per
week are spent just understanding and interpreting them and
the various changes that need to be made. Implementation of
the controls can be costly, and policies need to be regularly
The IBM z14 pervasive
protection to help organizations secure all
of their enterprise data
while reducing the
cost and complexity
of meeting compliance
provides a transparent and consumable
approach to enable
extensive encryption of
data in flight and at rest.
including Db2 and IMS
was enhanced to exploit the new features.
IBM Security zSecure
suite provides administration and audit
support for pervasive
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