Providing you with the confidence that your mainframe environment has undergone a best practice security health check: key to successfully protecting your mainframe systems against security breaches - whether hacking, internal threat or accidental data loss.
Review essential security controls on your IBM Z mainframe platform
A mainframe security audit is often performed by organizations or individuals possessing little to no mainframe knowledge or understanding: we see them typically performing a simple Checklist or Ticklist audit. Worryingly, having received a clean audit, this leaves organizations incorrectly believing their IBM Z mainframe infrastructure is secure and infallible. As the threat landscape continues to evolve, an expert mainframe security assessment by RSM Partners is key to fully understanding your IBM mainframe infrastructure in security terms, ensuring the most robust and appropriate controls are in place.
Securing your mainframe and protecting your valuable data
RSM Partners mainframe security consultants use a proven methodology for any ESM: IBMs RACF, CAs ACF/2 or Top Secret. Service delivery includes:
Initial Discussions and Scoping Exercise
Detailed Technical Assessment using IBM and CA utilities, with initial findings provided onsite
Health Check, covering current ESM Implementation and security administration for each database
Detailed Assessment of Security Policy and Procedures both formal and informal controls
Reporting with recommendations covering Sensitive Datasets/Libraries, Application Data, Public Resources, User SVCs, Command Authority and more
Face-to-face Reviews and/or Webinars to discuss findings and risks
Bespoke Checklists, recommending activities for remediation and risk mitigation
Reducing the risk of mainframe hacking and internal malicious attacks
Conducting either a mainframe health check or mainframe security audit
RSM Partners security experts check and review all security controls
Fully understanding your security posture - revealing weaknesses and vulnerabilities
Plugging gaps in your defences today - making essential improvements
Working for a US-based client, RSM Partners security consultants identified, risk assessed and prioritized various security issues on the mainframe, creating a detailed project plan for remediation including the deployment of short-term compensating controls.
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