Archive for the Category ◊ IBM Security Systems ◊

For over 15 years, IBM X-Force has been tracking trends and emerging threats. Today we released the2013 mid-year trend and risk report which highlights some of our key findings.

While vulnerability statistics, attack trends, and data breaches are all covered in detail, one of the more interesting points of discussion is a look at the psychology and social engineering around how these attacks are implemented. We explore how attackers have learned to capitalize and take advantage of the human factor in trust relationships.






Download the report from HERE.

Webcast: How to Build Data Security into Big Data Environments
Wednesday, November 07th, 2012 | Author:
Don’t miss this IBM data security webcast presented with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG)
Title: How to Build Data Security into Big Data Environments
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Presenter: Kimberly Madia, WW Product Marketing Manager, IBM InfoSphere Guardium and Optim

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar Seat Now at:
To be competitive, organizations are taking advantage of today’s data explosion to grow business while controlling costs and reducing risks.

At the same time, organizations must come to terms with the security challenges big data introduces.  Big data environments allow organizations to aggregate and share more and more data — much of which is financial, personal, intellectual property or other types of sensitive data.

The good news: You don’t have to feel overwhelmed when it comes to securing big data environments. Find out how you can apply the same fundamentals of securing databases, data warehouses and file share systems for securing Hadoop-based environments to prevent data leaks, ensure the integrity of information and automate compliance controls.

You will learn more about:

• Unique challenges of big data environments
• How to prioritize data security for Hadoop environments
• Three tips to improve security in big data environments
• IBM InfoSphere® Guardium® data security and privacy solutions for big data

Attendees of this webcast will receive a complementary download of the eBook:
“Top tips for securing big data environments: Why big data doesn’t have to mean big security challenges”.

IBM (NYSE:IBM)’s newly expanded security portfolio promises to close security gaps associated with mobile devices, strengthen the security footing of cloud environments and improve database security around big data environments. The rollout is based on 10 new products and enhancements.

At the mobility level, the Armonk, N.Y.-based company announced risk-based authentication and stronger device control that is intended to protect against both external and internal threats.

“Our customers want to extend their enterprise policies out to the mobile users, as well as to take some of the unique attributes of the end users and build a stronger security policy around them,” said Steve Robinson, vice president of product management at IBM Security Systems. “We have also added a few more features for our endpoint management system, so they can check their inventory, see which devices are accessing the network, deploy patches and also push out a standard platform.”



Description: Did you know that the zSecure suite can seed mainframe security analysis data into security intelligence solutions such as QRadar SIEM , HP ArcSight, and NetIQ Security Manager?  These integrations can help customers incorporate input from their mainframe systems into their enterprise security intelligence strategies and improve their overall ability to detect & respond to threats.

For some time, zSecure suite customers, with help from our professional services, have been able to collect data from zSecure’s alerting capabilities to seed QRadar SIEM, HP ArcSight, and NetIQ Security Manager.

We have now extended these capabilities with enhancements to both the audit capabilities of the zSecure suite and QRadar SIEM to seed z/OS, RACF, DB2, CICS, CA ACF2, and CA Top Secret events directly into QRadar SIEM.  These capabilities are being released this month.

We believe that these capabilities are unique to the zSecure suite.    You should be able to position these capabilities with your prospects to allow you to more effectively compete for their business.

Here’s what you will learn during this session:

  • The challenges that mainframe customers have with managing their security environments,  ensuring compliance, and incorporating the mainframe into their enterprise security programs.
  • The value that the zSecure suite can provide to mainframe customers
  • The value of the integrations with security intelligence solutions such as QRadar SIEM.
  • Details on how integrations can be implemented
  • How to get help to position these integrations with your customers.

We invite all sellers to attend this session to gain a clear understanding of the integrations how to sell the integrations to both new and existing customers, and refresh their knowledge of the value of the zSecure suite.

Speakers: Robert Kennedy, Glinda Cummings

Date: July 26, 2012 and July 27, 2012 (AP/ANZ/JAPAN)

*Please note the session is offered 2 times in order to accommodate various geographies.  The session will be the same for each time frame. You only need to attend one.


  • CALL 1 of 2 — 11 a.m. – Noon EDT- July 26
    US Toll Free Dial In:
    US Toll Dial In:
    Passcode: SECURITY TALK

The international dial-in numbers are in the attachment called “Intl Dial-In Numbers for July 26 Selling Security Intelligence to Your Mainframe Customers.pdf”

Use the July 26 Sec Talk.ics file for adding this call’s info to other online calendars:

Presentation Slides/Replay found here for BPs: Link to Partnerworld

  • Date: July 27, 2012 (AP, ANZ ,Japan)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tokyo  (9:00 p.m. EDT on 7/26)

US Toll Free Dial In: 800-369-1771
US Toll Dial In: 1-212-547-0163

The international dial-in numbers are in the attachment called “Intl Dial-In Numbers for July 26 and 27 AP call –  Selling Security Intelligence to Your Mainframe Customers.pdf”

Use the file “July 27 Security Talk.ics” for adding to online calendars: