Despite the mainframe’s reputation for being a secure platform, the mainframe isn’t exactly Fort Knox. In a keynote session at SHARE Sacramento, renowned mainframe hackers Phil Young and Chad Rikansrud explained that we need to collectively change our mindset when it comes to mainframe security.
The mainframe is at the core of technology strategy in many industries, but critics often question whether it is still relevant. In this new series, “Mainframe Matters,” we’ll examine some of the industries where it plays a critical role, and answer the question: Why does the mainframe matter today?
A career in mainframe may not seem like a practical possibility for many computer science graduates leaving college these days, but that’s not because they have a negative view of the industry. According to Kyle Beausoleil, it’s likely because these graduates aren’t even aware mainframes exist.