IT Baseline Protection for the Z Platform (Mainframe)« of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Set your company’s rating, such as for Basel II, on a secure foundation by going far beyond the requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

The “OS/390 and z/OS Security Technical Implementation Guide” of the US Department of Defense (DOD) provides only a basic approach for a secure implementation of z/OS. The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is far more comprehensive. Since 2004 the...

What can and should be done to protect the z platform against malicious code and exploits? It is necessary to set up pro-active and comprehensive measures to eliminate and control risks.

Isolated technical measures alone, even when operating in real-time, are not enough. Commercially offered systems for recording SMF records in real-time, such as RACF SMF records, are a good example. You have a good objective, but this is simply not enough, since the...

Security monitoring for z/Linux, z/VSE and z/VM

Your mainframe installation uses z/Linux, z/VSE and/or z/VM in addition to z/OS, and you need to integrate these platforms in a cross-platform real-time monitoring? SF-Sherlock provides the following powerful options: • z/Linux without z/VM+RACF-based authentication:...