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October 17, 2014 | Volume 11 Issue 41  


TOP STORY: Who's More Dangerous? The Person You Know or the Person You Don't Know?
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: File Monitoring and Other Features of Robot SCHEDULE 12
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: HelpSystems Announces Performance and Detection Enhancements in New Version of Anti-Virus Software
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ACO MONITOR manages your IBM i 24-hours a day and notifies you immediately when your IBM i needs assistance!
MC VIDEO PORTAL: Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal
MC INDUSTRY BLOGS: Why Network Security 6.50?
EVENT: IBM i (iSeries AS/400) Expanded Operations Workshop


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Feature Article - Security
Who's More Dangerous? The Person You Know or the Person You Don't Know?

While external hacking incidents have been making the headlines recently, we can't ignore the insider threat.

carol woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

I'm fortunate to live in Seattle, where I have access to many professional security organizations. One organization is the Cloud Security Alliance, which holds a meeting each month where security professionals gather to learn about new technology and threats. Last month, the speaker was one of the authors of Verizon's 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report. Each year, Verizon analyzes more data as an increasing number of organizations provide data from their breach experiences. As was expected, there was a lot of data from breaches and incidents from external sourcesthat is, from sources not originating from within the organization breached. While that data was the topic of several interesting discussions, a different topiccentered around the internal threat (breaches and incidents originating from within the organization)also provoked some interesting discussions. This month's article focuses on the internal threat and what the data doesand doesn'tshow. Here's what I learned.


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Advertorial - HelpSystems
Partner TechTip: File Monitoring and Other Features of Robot SCHEDULE 12

Let's say you have a bank transmission or FTP process that occurs randomly throughout the day. How do you monitor that activity? OPAL? CLP scripts? Not anymore!

ChuckLosinski 116x116Written by Chuck Losinski

Version 12 of Robot SCHEDULE contains some helpful new features that will improve your processes and add value for your business. Perhaps the most important of these features are the new event monitors that can be set up to monitor file activity, allowing Robot SCHEDULE to react to file and directory events happening on IBM i.


MC Video Portal

MC Video Portal

Security Admin Tasks - Examining the audit journal

In this informative video:  Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discusses the security administration requirement to view audit journal entries on a daily basis and how that can realistically be accomplished using SkyView's Audit Journal Reporter product.


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ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center (and staff) efficiency.


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Why Network Security 6.50?

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Robin Tatum – Director of Security Technologies/PowerTech


Users neglected the security void created by TCP/IP services for years, but exit programs can provide the robust solution today's threat environment demands.