Fill in the blank: The IBM Mainframe is _________________. If you didn’t know that the world economy is firmly situated on the mainframe, you might be tempted to supply answers like, “dead,” “extinct,” “a dinosaur,” or “irrelevant.”
On the flipside, if you’ve invest
Anyone working with mainframes knows a disaster event is a possibility. But, no one really thinks it will happen to them. So, what happens when disaster strikes? Chris Sultis, a mainframe and server disaster recovery expert at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama (BCBS), knows exactly what to do.
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.
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