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
“When addressing server security issues, it is an excellent idea to keep in mind […] System security should not depend on the secrecy of the implementation or its components.” Phil says, “In NIST publication 800-123, they specifically call out that obscurity cannot be part of your security plan.
There’s an industry notion that says young IT professionals feel the mainframe is outdated, and they’d rather work on cool and exciting projects on new platforms. That’s a myth, according to one millennial.
Luisa Martinez, an IBM mainframe professional, said most young IT pros don’t have any opini