DANBURY, CT — iTech Solutions Group, LLC. Introduces new IBM i Security Monitoring Service
At an upcoming regional seminar series, iTech Solutions Group will unveil a service unlike anything else in the industry. This new framework covers in detail all the mandatory and advisory security controls needed, with a dominant focus on the IBM i Server. This new Framework provides a security baseline for the community.. To complement this, iTech has built an onboarding methodology centered on best practice IBM iSecurity Controls Policies, which sets out the terms under which your system will be protected. The methodology also describes the procedures governing how you will achieve compliance and ongoing change control.
Spectre And Meltdown Threats
The Spectre (Variant 1 & 2) and Meltdown (Variant 3) threats that target speculative execution on all CPU’s will affect IBM Power7, Power7+, Power8, and Power9 systems and IBM has stated that it will have firmware patches for Power Systems available but does not state if its patches will cover all three variants of the vulnerabilities. IBM has not issued fixes for Power6, Power6+, and Power7 systems.
Everywhere we go these days the topics below are being discussed, not only in IT circles, everywhere.
- On-Line confidentially
- Malware and viruses
Who among us hasn’t been concerned about the Equifax breach and the subsequent fraudulent verification site? Remember a couple of years ago when Target and Home Depot POS systems were hacked within weeks of each other and during the holidays? I spent so much time without my credit and debit cards I actually was forced to regress into using cash (gasp!) at physical stores to complete Christmas shopping. It was not a heartwarming holiday experience to say the least especially in the grip of a typical New York December.
Mother Nature has been letting us know that she is in charge lately. With Hurricane Harvey’s recent destruction in Texas, we are reminded of how important it is to be prepared for a disaster. Today, Hurricane Irma is threatening Florida and we felt that now is the time for companies to be sure that they are prepared in the event of a disaster. As a result, we have created a guide with 25 steps to help ensure that you are prepared before a disaster strikes.
We’ve recently written about how important it is to keep your IBM i current with OS releases and PTF’s in order to ensure that your system is secure, available and performing at its peak.