I can still hear “Hoop-La” as the memories of SHARE Sacramento are fresh in my mind. For those who attended Sacramento, you know what I mean. For those who didn’t, I’m sorry you missed it! This year was another great one. Attendance was up and the number of first time attendees was outstanding.
In a keynote session at SHARE Sacramento, renowned mainframe hackers Phil Young and Chad Rikansrud explain the collective need to change our mindset when it comes to mainframe security. The industry needs to think of mainframes the same way we’d think of any other computer when it comes to threats.
Security for CICS, the enterprise application servers that power billions of transactions each day, was a hot topic at SHARE Sacramento. We spoke with Mark Wilson, a 30-year mainframe veteran and presenter at SHARE Sacramento on the state of mainframe security and education.
I haven’t met one person who woke up and decided to work in IBM Z®. Most of us take a blind leap into the platform hoping to develop skills to keep a job... And yet, through reflection I now realize that I was so ignorant my first day, month and year while working on this platform.