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Key AI and Cybersecurity Considerations for 2024

March 19, 2024

IBM security experts Sam Hector and John Dwyer highlight key cybersecurity threats in 2024, including AI and ransomware, and discuss ways to safeguard your IT environment from bad actors


Mainframe Security in the Age of AI

March 1, 2024

IBM security experts Sam Hector and Didier André weigh in on mainframe cybersecurity in the age of AI and explore how to respond to evolving cyber threats


A Closer Look at a Federally Designated Tech Hub

Dava Stewart

December 15, 2023

This October, the White House announced 31 communities around the country as Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs, called “Tech Hubs.” Each of the Tech Hubs designated will focus on developing innovative technologies such as semiconductors, clean energy, biotechnology, quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and others. The 31 were chosen from nearly 200 applications and are […]


The Complete Beginners’ Guide to Hacking a Mainframe

Trevor Eddolls

October 12, 2023

Any movie or TV show makes hacking seem like a trivial affair. A couple of minutes of screen time and some nerdy kid shouts, “I’m in.” Five minutes later, all the data has been stolen and dangerous applications have been rewritten (compiled and executed). We know that’s not how it happens, but the worrying thing […]


The IBM i Marketplace Survey Reaches Year 10

Paul Tuohy

September 27, 2023

This transcript is edited for clarity. Paul Tuohy: Hello and welcome to another iTalk Business with Tuohy. Delighted to be joined again today —we’re seeing a lot of each other a lot of each other recently, Tom [laughs]. Tom Huntington: I think it’s a good thing though, Paul. It’s a good thing. Paul: Oh, I know it […]


An Early Warning System for Ransom Attacks and Mainframe Breaches

Trevor Eddolls

September 15, 2023

Most mainframe sites can’t afford to be down for more than a few minutes—let alone the hours or days required to respond to a cyberattack with conventional processes. What is needed is an early warning system to detect and neutralize the most common forms of malicious attacks. The Benefits and Risks of Encryption Encryption can […]


MainTegrity: Fight Back Against Ransomware

Reg Harbeck

August 18, 2023

How to protect your mainframe and recover from malicious attacks

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Mainframe Security in the Age of AI

Trevor Eddolls

August 17, 2023

In theory, mainframe security should be easy—mainframes use RACF or similar products to control who can do what. However, security has never really been that easy, and today it definitely isn’t easy at all. The Challenges of Modern Mainframe Security First, mainframes aren’t little islands of computer processing anymore. They are intimately connected to the […]


The Glass Is More Than Half Full: From Attack to Defense

Mark Wilson

August 8, 2023

I’ve been in the mainframe space for more than 40 years. During that time, I’ve seen firsthand the underinvestment in the platform and the teams that support it. We’re continuing to deal with the fallout from that—primarily a continuing skills shortage as experienced mainframers retire while too few newbies come through the pipeline. And all […]


Detect and Eliminate Malware in Your Mainframe Systems

Al Saurette

July 27, 2023

Seldom a day goes by when we don’t hear about the latest ransomware attack. This is the current scourge of the internet, and mainframes are not exempt. Spreading malware—or if you are an insider, even “renting” malware as a service—is as easy as a trip to the web. Attack vectors that include cryptomining executables, encrypting […]