Hemanth Rama is a young mainframe engineer who has attended SHARE conferences since 2008. Rama is an active Member and project officer for SHARE zNextGen project. This year he was named a 2018 IBM z Champion for his contributions to mainframe. This article gives his perspective on the value of SHARE
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.
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.
For most enterprise CIOs and CISOs, the question around data encryption is not whether corporate data should be encrypted, but rather how much or which data should be encrypted.
That’s because most executives responsible for corporate information security understand the risks they could incur if