security

Are your security practices of yesterday your security exposures of today?

Data security, Mainframes, Security...

Once upon a time, it was easy to secure a z/OS (e.g., MVS) system. Users were defined, passwords created, and datasets protected. Users accessed the mainframe from terminals connected directly to the mainframe. Now, consider today’s environment. Users access the mainframe from different places and even via mobile devices. Are yesterday’s security practices today’s security ...read more


The promise of blockchain and the need for a secure blockchain

Blockchain, Data security, Mainframes...

Blockchain has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done—across industries, government agencies, and social institutions. But what is blockchain to an IT professional? Blockchain is a distributed network of data, containing “blocks” of information. A block can contain financial information, such as payments. It could could contain identification information. ...read more


Creating the infrastructure needed for the connected economy

Cloud computing, Data security, Encryption...

  The emerging model of the “Connected Economy” promises to usher in a new era of business. The increasing links between people, organizations and machines are opening new ways to reach customers, collaborate with partners and gain insights for offering more personalized services. The Connected Economy, though, depends on an IT infrastructure with seamless integration ...read more


IBM FlashSystem accelerates cognitive cybersecurity

Data security, Flash storage, Storage

Over 390,000 new cyber threats occur daily, resulting in a $600 billion dollar annual global business impact. Human security teams can no longer keep pace. An innovative and powerful new business use for flash storage combines IBM FlashSystem all-flash storage solutions deployed in a hybrid cloud architecture with IBM Watson. This architecture increases the performance ...read more


How to manage risk in an interconnected world

Data security

When everyone–and everything–becomes interconnected, how will that change risk? Will new risks emerge and old ones disappear? And what do both insurers and insurance customers need to do about it? These were the questions we set out to examine in our latest IBV Insurance study, “Cyber and beyond – Insurance and risk in a digitally ...read more


Secure cloud computing architecture and IBM Power Systems

Cloud computing, Power servers, Power Systems

When I first heard about cloud computing almost a decade ago, I wanted to put it into context with the things I already understood. Cloud computing is obviously not a weather phenomenon. It’s the description of a new technology and a new approach to computing. It was and still is an amazing idea to make ...read more


Security in the cognitive era

Data security

Do you know what it’s like to be the victim of a data breach? There’s been no shortage of companies in the news for data leaks in the past decade as a result of hacking, inside jobs, poor security and so on. In 2015, my personal credit card information was compromised twice due to data ...read more


Open technologies enable digital transformation

Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions

The world is going through massive changes and it’s transforming how business is done in every industry. In the current cognitive era in where everything is being redesigned by data, remade in the cloud and rewritten in code, companies are discovering new business models and consumers are being engaged in new and different ways. To ...read more


Live or let die: Why mainframe shops need to step up their game

Cloud computing, DevOps, Digital transformation...

Digital transformation is here—Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security and Social, also referred to as CAMSS. But what does it mean to us mainframe shops? Is it an opportunity to save the day, or a path to become marginalized? That is 100% up to you and here is why. The good news: CAMSS puts new requirements on ...read more