Large companies face an increasing risk of data breaches from hackers around the world today more than ever, and governments are starting to clamp down on data security standards enforcement. Last year alone saw almost 1.4 billion lost or stolen data records – an 86 percent increase in from 2015, according to the Data Breach Index’s 2016 review. And in July 2016, a major healthcare organization agreed to the largest HIPAA settlement ever recorded after admitting to multiple mishandlings of electronically protected health information.
This news already made its splash, but seldom do action items and bits of wisdom extend past modern distributed SIEM strategies to include the most mission-critical system – the mainframe. True, mainframes are known for high-level security, but the point has been overstated – the largest organizations on the globe can’t say for sure what’s happening on z/OS at any given moment because they just don’t have real-time SIEM visibility.
There are cases of mainframe breaches, such as Luxottica,Logica, and the Swedish Nordea Bank, and CISOs will have an opportunity to learn more this month. On Monday, July 24, 2017, CISOs and other interested parties will not want to miss an opportunity to see Phil “Soldier of Fortran” Young perform a live penetration test to expose mainframe vulnerabilities and simulate a cyber-attack in IBM Systems Magazine’s webinar titled, “Pen Testing to Reveal the Truth about Mainframe Security.” CorreLog’s VP of Development and Support, Peter Mills, will show how Phil’s attacks can easily be detected in real time, and what those attacks would look like in a SEIM.
The webinar will focus on bringing these mainframe security concerns to light, and demonstrate how organizations can leverage mainframe tools they already have at their disposal to monitor the mainframe for cyber-attacks in real time. Both Young and Mills bring their expertise and passion in mainframe security to the webinar on this issue that is starting to get serious attention in the InfoSec community.
- What: CorreLog/IBM Systems Magazine Webinar – “Pen Testing to Reveal the Truth about Mainframe Security”
- When: Monday, July 24, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT/10:00 a.m. PDT
- Who: Phil “Soldier of Fortran” Young, Mainframe Security Researcher | Peter Mills, CorreLog VP of Product Development & Support
- Registration: Click here to register at the IBM Systems Magazine website
Phil ‘Soldier of Fortran’ Young
Young began exploring the world of IT security when he was high school hacker kid in the 90s. Currently he is known as the “Soldier of Fortran” for his popular Tumblr blog, is an Information Security Analyst and Senior IT Auditor, and a global authority on mainframe security, giving talks at conferences around the world. Webinar attendees will not only gain valuable information from his demonstration and subject matter expertise, they will also hear about how he got his start in IT and have the opportunity to ask questions in the Q&A session following the talk.
Peter Mills at CorreLog
Mills has more than 35 years in Information Technology, and is an experienced enterprise software engineer, systems architect, business analyst, project manager and development manager on both IBM mainframe and Windows platforms. He and CorreLog are committed to delivering better decision-support solutions for InfoSec and security auditing professionals who need more advanced perimeter security and improved adherence to PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, IRS Pub. 1075, FISMA, GDPR, NERC and other standards for securing data.
To register for the webinar click here.Phil’s blog can be found here, and more information on CorreLog’s products can be found at CorreLog.com.