When you think about mainframe security, you probably think about RACF, ACF2, or Top Secret. But those security tools are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential security methodologies you could be using.
Over decades, the mainframe has earned a reputation as an impenetrable cybersecurity fortress. But, of course, the mainframe isn’t Fort Knox, and as the mission-critical resource for many corporations and government agencies, it’s a prime target for internal threats and external players.
Mainframe penetration testing means testing a system's current implementation to find known or unknown vulnerabilities. For various reasons, however, this can often get overlooked by enterprises using the mainframe.
As the time-tested workhouse of the IT world, the mainframe has cultivated a reputation over the years as a cybersecurity fortress. And, in the days of the on-premises corporate LAN, it was a well-deserved reputation.