The mainframe is perhaps the most critical asset in a data center because the stakes are higher in a breach – credit card and identity data, health records, government records, etc.
Every week we hear and read about attacks on high profile companies or government entities yet comparatively, the mainframe security breach is just not written about that much.
If money makes the hackers of the world go ‘round, they will follow the transaction linked to credit card data and those transactions will undoubtedly lead them to a mainframe.
The key to locking down your data center is to make it hard to breach it. These are some best practices that you can employ to make your organization a difficult target. Here are the top 11 guidelines to keep your mainframe a hard target and less attractive to breach.