Helping CISOs Build a Successful Mainframe Security Strategy
Managing your company’s corporate IT security means that you need to assess enterprise security risk broadly, and develop a strategy to evaluate and address governance, risk and compliance. Today, the growing threat landscape means you have risks to protect across IT systems. The right security tools and instrumentation allows you to trend security effectiveness over time to see more strategically where investments are failing versus where investments are paying off with empiric, repeatable results that can be supplied to a wide range of stakeholders.
The mainframe is one of your least secured systems. According to a 2019 survey conducted by Forrester for Key Resources, an astounding 85% of companies say that mainframe security is a top priority. Additionally, 95% cite the most concerning ramification of mainframe security as a breach of customer data. But,even though companies cite mainframe security as a high priority and data breaches as a top concern, companies are not taking actions that reflect those priorities. A shocking 67% of companies say they make mainframe decisions based on security only either sometimes or rarely. The thing is, mainframes aren’t immune to breaches; potentially devastating vulnerabilities can exist at every level of your enterprise.
That security strategy needs to keep everyone happy, by building consensus on risk mitigation strategies and buy-in from system SMEs all the way up to the CIO and above. Invest in security solutions that secure your mainframe at all levels. It’s time to make OS-level integrity scanning a part of your overall security strategy.