For a long time, the perception that mainframes are inherently secure probably made life quite a bit easier for hackers than it really needed to be.
Back in the pre-internet world, corporations could probably afford to treat mainframe security as an afterthought. But today’s connected, hybrid IT environment requires a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy for mainframes that is built in from the ground up.
Yet even though mainframe vulnerability has become painfully clear, many organizations are unprepared (or underprepared) when they are targeted. In fact, a staggering number of corporations cite security and data breaches as the top cause of server, operating system, application, and network downtime (take the quiz to find out the percentage).
Only a tiny fraction of those security breaches ever make the news cycle, but we’ve all paid the price for them in one way or another. In the words of veteran cybersecurity professional Mikko Hypponen, “If it’s smart, it’s vulnerable.”
Take our quiz to find out how cybersecurity savvy you are…