The mainframe has earned a strong reputation for security, but that has one potential downside: complacency. Many within the IT industry – even experienced mainframe operations professionals – take mainframe security for granted. But like any other system, the mainframe is vulnerability to data breach, loss, and attack.
Errors in mainframe operating system code can leave gaps for hackers to exploit. Misconfigured vendor updates can create zero-day vulnerabilities. Excessive access risks can crop up when user accounts are granted privileges that extend far above and beyond the level of access that is appropriate and essential for their role.
These are just some of the risks that lead to mainframe data breaches. To fight back, organizations need to understand what needs to be protected, as well as who has access, and why they have access.
Key Resources has years of experience protecting mainframe data. Backed by the industry’s top mainframe security technology and uniquely experienced counsel, we help organizations devise a security strategy that plugs gaps, meets compliance and fits their long-term business and IT strategy.