IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE32

ARTICLE: SECURITY

SECURE FROM THE

METAL ON UP
Clients can breathe easier knowing security is built into the mainframe

S

ecurity breaches have become common, whether caused by
external cybercriminals who purposely attack a system or by
an employee who mistakenly deletes data.
According to a mainframe security survey conducted by IBM
Systems Magazine, 54 percent of respondents are very concerned
about security and 36 percent have some concern. Only 9.6 percent
of respondents said security wasn't an issue.
Business operations often drive security strategies. Reasons cited
by respondents for instituting security programs are compliance
(69 percent); best practices (68 percent); a risk-based framework
(52 percent); cost-value analysis (27 percent); previous cyberattacks
(25 percent); and board recommendations (14 percent).

A Proactive Approach
While legal compliance mandates are a big reason companies
embark on security programs, "another is having data the bad
guys are interested in-and the need to protect that," says
Nick Sardino, security offering manager, IBM z Systems*. (See
"Unauthorized Users and External Hackers Are Top Concerns Cited
in Mainframe Security Survey," ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/
trends/security/risky-business-survey/.) If companies don't have
security programs in place, "they risk reputational damage and
financial losses," he explains. "If your
bank gets breached, for example, it's
likely to offer credit monitoring and other
mitigation services, and real costs are

associated with that. Plus, everyone wants to keep themselves
out of the newspapers."

Security is Top of Mind
Security is built into the z Systems platform, thanks to its end-to-end
integration. The platform's structure was designed with security
in mind to keep your data safe.
"The mainframe can isolate one operation from another in
such a way that they're invisible to each other," says Bernard
Meyerson, IBM Fellow and vice president, innovation. "This is
a tremendous security feature, and few can actually use that
famous word 'ensure.' Not 'hope,' not 'wish,' but 'guarantee.'
And this isn't overblown. It's simply a fact," he states. (See "How
Mainframe Innovations Have Helped Shape and Reshape the
IT World," ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/Business-Strategy/
Business-Applications/shape_reshape/.)
The mainframe also takes advantage of analytics-based security
tools that continuously run analytics to spot a potential cyberattack.
"You can't look for a specific line of code to warn you of an attack,
as attacks now often employ first-of-a-kind code, thus defeating
traditional defenses," Meyerson says. "Instead, you use code
that renders your system self-aware, always on the lookout for
suspicious behavioral attributes."
The z Systems platform works hard to
keep your data and operations safe so
you can breathe easier.

BY SHIRLEY S. SAVAGE

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Editor's Letter
Featured Products
Application Development
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Business Management
Communications and Connectivity
Database
Education
HA/DR/Backup
Hardware
Linux on z Systems
Mobile
Office Automation and Office Support
Performance
Security
Services/Consulting
Software Vertical Markets
Systems Management
Tools and Utilities
Web Development and Enablement
Business Necessities
Accessing Innovation
Constant Improvement
Secure From the Metal On Up
Handling Complexity
CM First Group: Application Development
DataKinetics: Database
MVS Solutions: Performance
Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Editor's Letter
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Featured Products
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - CM First Group: Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Application Development
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE10
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Necessities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Intelligence/Analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Business Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Communications and Connectivity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - DataKinetics: Database
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Education
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - HA/DR/Backup
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Hardware
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Accessing Innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Office Automation and Office Support
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Constant Improvement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - MVS Solutions: Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Performance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Secure From the Metal On Up
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE36
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Services/Consulting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Software Vertical Markets
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Systems Management
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Handling Complexity
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Black Hill Software: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Compuware Corp.: Tools & Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Tools and Utilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Web Development and Enablement
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - January/February 2017 Solutions Edition - SE54
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