Why Your IBM z/OS Mainframe May Not Be as Secure as You Think It Is and What You Can Do About It


Archived Published: 20 January 2010 ID: G00172909

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Summary

While the IBM z/OS mainframe is still an important platform for many enterprises, security can fall short of the platform's potential. Enterprises should address this situation by following Gartner's seven-step action plan.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Why does mainframe security deserve close attention?
    • Does a mainframe security skill shortage underlie these issues?
    • Are mainframe security audits and governance rigorous enough?
    • Are there any industry-standard mainframe-specific security guidelines and compliance requirements?
    • What is the level of compliance with these guidelines?
    • How can enterprises optimize the security of their z/OS mainframes?
  • Recommended Reading
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