The IBM i server's reputation for security is well-deserved, but it's not foolproof. Complacency and short-handed IT staffs contribute to the problem.
Written by John Ghrist
In a world where perfection is seldom—if ever—found, it's amazing how some users of IBM i servers manage to persuade themselves that their systems are "perfectly" protected from security threats. As news stories of Home Depots and Targets and other big-time vendors' data-security castles being breached become increasingly routine, in the IBM i world denial is still a thriving cottage industry: "No one would bother to try to breach our company's security; we're too small and our i is too secure."