Young IT professionals sometimes have a low opinion of the mainframe as a viable career opportunity. But, their opinions often change once they start a mainframe career and realize the technology’s relevance and potential.
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As we conclude our series about mainframe security and hacking, Phil talks about the people at mainframe organizations who need to be doing something. But who are the people that need to do something, and what is their current behavior?
I get it, a few mainframes that were overexposed got hacked. Get the word out, get mainframe shops to start behaving. Isn’t that good enough? Will the “wild west” of distributed computing and the tools that go with and against it become the norm on the mainframe?
So, here’s the million-dollar question: Why do the hackers do it? In other words, what’s in it for them? And how? Here is what Phil said: “Hackers target platforms for various reasons. Sometimes it is for notoriety or bragging rights, sometimes there’s monetary reasons behind it, other times it