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In this article, security expert Carol Woodbury discusses whether being in compliance guarantees the privacy of your data.

carol_woodburyWritten by Carol Woodbury

When I was asked to write this article, I had to take a few minutes to determine the answer to the question. My initial reaction was, "Yes, of course. If you're in compliance, the data privacy is ensured." But as I thought about it a bit more, doubts began to crowd out my initial reaction. Join me in my thought process as I derive my final answer.

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FTP is an outdated, unsecure protocol that nevertheless remains in widespread use.

tom_stockwellWritten by Thomas M. Stockwell

Editor's Note: This article introduces "Beyond FTP: Securing and Managing File Transfers," a free white paper that you can download from the MC White Paper Center.

 

Every day, millions of files are exchanged all over the world by corporations, government entities, and other organizations. These electronic transfers include the critical data needed to conduct business, such as customer and order information, EDI documents, financial data, payment information, as well as employee- and health-related information.

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A key element of computer security is limiting access to computing resources to only authorized personnel. For the System i, nearly two dozen products assist with this function.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

Protecting corporate information assets and sensitive data starts with a stout lock on the "front door" of IT systems. It begins with preventing unauthorized logins to systems and restricting access to information only to those with the right to view it. At the core of providing these protections are authorization and authentication software tools.

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The company that offered the first tokenization-in-a-box solution pushes for industry standards for an emerging technology.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

Security is becoming more complicated with the increased oversight of industry and government, and with this complexity companies are seeing significant additional costs—tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in auditing costs alone, not to mention new security system solutions and the personnel to set up and maintain them.

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Tools for auditing security events and certifying compliance with regulations and standards have become part of the IT landscape—and a way to save money.

john_gristWritten by John Ghrist

After several notorious accounting scandals around the turn of the millennium, the U.S. Congress passed laws designed to force enterprises to do what common sense should have already dictated: keep a better watch over sensitive corporate data. Ever since, IT departments everywhere have had to endure periodic minor invasions of auditors looking into how systems and data are protected, as well as looking into the age-old question of the accuracy of the accounts.

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Some changes have system administrators in mind; others benefit ISVs.

patrick_botzWritten by Pat Botz
Version 7.1 of the IBM i operating system introduces several not quite jaw-dropping but nonetheless useful security enhancements. ISVs will find certain enhancements particularly interesting, while others will be of greater interest to customer IT shops.

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Using a combination of software and hardware solutions can defend against data theft.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

The best reason to encrypt your data is because you have a very good chance of losing your laptop when you're traveling. I asked a hotel clerk once if there had ever been a problem with items being stolen out of the guests' rooms. "No, not really," he said. "We have had the occasional laptop disappear, but other than that, no one ever loses anything."

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Make important security events trigger an alarm.

robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

To have any chance of preventing a major security breach, early detection of suspicious activities is critical. Fortunately, IBM i contains comprehensive event auditing functionality that is capable of satisfying most regulatory requirements. Using the Change Security Auditing (CHGSECAUD) command, you can create the security audit journal and the initial journal receiver, as well as configure the two main auditing system values—QAUDCTL and QAUDLVL.

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