For a long time, mainframes seemed like a safe room where a company’s most precious data possessions would be secure. But while mainframes still present unique challenges to bad actors, the days of mainframe impenetrability are most definitely over. Ever since the first headline-grabbing hack of a mainframe in 2007, cyber security has been on the minds of those who work on the Big Iron team.
This probably shouldn’t be surprising since the history of cybercrime tracks with the history of technological development. It’s an (apparently) eternal game of cat and mouse, with security professionals attempting to stay a step—or hopefully a few steps—ahead of the criminals.
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