Up to 71% of a corporation’s financial data might reside on the mainframe – and it is among the least secured systems.
Many companies suffer mainframe vulnerabilities due to a common myth: that the mainframe cannot be breached. This myth keeps organizations from taking the actions necessary to fully secure their mainframe. Also, most organizations do not understand what a mainframe Integrity Vulnerability is, and therefore, mainframe vulnerability testing is not generally part of the vulnerability management program.
Every z/OS operating environment has vulnerabilities, and once a hacker has exploited one of these vulnerabilities, the exploitation can lead to undetected access to any data on that system.
It is your responsibility to ensure the integrity of configuration-based modifications and vendor software that you add to your z/OS mainframe. This is why we created z/Assure® VAP, so that you can quickly and efficiently identify vulnerabilities, protect your organization from hackers, and move forward on a path to remediation.