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Re: iSeries Security in Computerworld



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There are tons of articles on other systems and stupidities.
We are fortunate not to have the exposure we deserve, in this respect.

So, the reason for this article would be...? Aren't all computer systems having this same issue, why is ours being singled out?




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From: macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Subject: Re: iSeries Security in Computerworld


Here is the article in Computer World, still there today.
Its title is:

Companies fail to properly secure IBM System i hardware, study says

Subtitle is: Few restrict or monitor access to data on the systems
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9004609

If the link gets chopped up by e-mail, go to Computerworld, search for
iSeries Security, or elements of the title.

Here is another article, in IT Jungle, on the same study ... shorter url,
less likely to be chopped up by the e-mail
  http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh110606-story03.html

the study, that the articles are discussing, is available by registering
here ... both articles have links to get you there.
http://www.powertech.com/powertech/PowerTech_Web_Study.asp

Here is IBM in Q+A about the above ... basically in agreement that IBM
supplies great security, but the customer has to use it properly ... it is
like selling someone a lock, and a key that is never used. ... except IBM
neglects to say that THEIR lock and key are not that simple to use, in our
real world.
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9004670&intsrc=article_more_side

To see what can happen when we take a careless or cavalier attitude about
the importance of computer security.  http://attrition.org/dataloss/  Your
employer can get on this list, with your name associated with some snafu,
in Internet archives for all time.
http://www.privacyrights.org/ar/ChronDataBreaches.htm

For our security responsibilities, per a competitor of the company that
authored the study. http://www.unbeatenpathintl.com/ITsecure/source/1.html

>Are you able to access this page, I can not.


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