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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


Using emgr_check_ifixes on AIX 7.3

Chris Gibson

March 11, 2024

IBM's Chris Gibson explains how to use emgr_check_ifixes to automatically check for and download AIX security interim fixes


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


Kisco Systems Celebrates 40 Years

Peg Tuttle

January 19, 2024

This transcript is edited for clarity. Peg Tuttle: All right ladies and gentlemen, get ready to power up your day because it’s time for PowerTalk with Peg Tuttle. I’m Peg Tuttle, your host, and I’m here to bring you the latest tech insights, trends, and power packed conversations that will leave you inspired and ready […]


The Balancing Act Between Security and Maintenance

Reg Harbeck

November 10, 2023

This transcript is edited for clarity. Reg Harbeck: Hi. I’m Reg Harbeck and today I am here with Milt Rosberg, who is the global VP at Vanguard Integrity Professionals, and we’re here to talk about patch management. Now Milt and I are both mainframers by background, so we have a particular experience with what the […]

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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 Cost of a Data Breach Reaches an All-Time High of $4.45 Million

Evelyn Hoover

September 26, 2023

MGM Resorts was the latest victim of a social engineering hack that brought the casino chain to its knees. The breach happened last week when hackers obtained a password by posing as an employee of the Las Vegas resort chain. According to published reports on TechCrunch and Bloomberg, the attack crippled MGM’s hotel guest services […]


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 […]


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 […]