Governance & Risk Management , Incident & Breach Response , ISMG Security Report

The Myth of the Secure Mainframe

Also, the Tale of a Hacker's Career; Insights on New EU Data Protection Regulations
The Myth of the Secure Mainframe
An IBM mainframe being installed in a data center. (Photo: IBM)

A report on security flaws found in mainframe computers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report.

In the Security Report, you'll also hear (click player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG Security and Technology Editor Jeremy Kirk spin the tale of Samy Kamkar, who's MySpace worm launched a prolific hacking career; and
  • ISMG Senior Vice President of Editorial Tom Field and DataBreachToday Executive Editor Mathew Schwartz discuss two hot topics at the recent Infosecurity Europe in London: privacy and the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulation.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check out our June 6 and June 9 reports that respectively analyze the balancing of functionality and security in IT devices and the predicament many information security managers face when deciding which security technologies to buy in a glutted market.

The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, June 16.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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