Four Hundred Monitor, March 27
March 27, 2019 Jenny Thomas
I think we’re all pretty tired of being lectured about security. I mean, there can’t be anyone left who doesn’t understand the importance of protecting data from all of the virtual predators who are out to steal and exploit it. And yet, week after week, the news headlines continue to be dominated by security breaches, sometimes perpetrated by hackers and sometimes by stupidity. This week we take a look at just a few of the recent security headlines in our top stories, but we leave it to you to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your data from ending up in the news.
Top Stories From Outside The Jungle
(Naked Security) Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered there are thousands of API and cryptographic keys leaking through GitHub every day.
(SC Magazine) As if facing a natural disaster wasn’t traumatic enough, now comes news that FEMA overshared data on more than two million hurricane and wildfire survivors.
(Channel NewsAsia) More than one millions people may have been affected after Taiwanese laptop maker Asus unknowingly pushed malware to thousands of computers after one of its servers was hacked last year.
(Security) Is the answer to data security to just get rid of passwords? Here’s the rationale behind this radical idea.
(InformationWeek) Can data security be entertaining? Probably not when it’s happening to you, but you might enjoy this list of the top 10 movies for security professionals.
Redbooks, White Papers, Blogs, and Other Resources
(ARCAD Software) Should we be using Containers in production? This article answers that question and examines the uptick in container technology.
(GO Anywhere) This case study examines a Jacksonville, Florida, public defender’s office that reduced manual data entry with managed file transfer software.
(IBM IT Infrastructure Blog) Are you asking the right questions about disaster recovery? This blog can help make sure you cover all the bases.
(Connectria) If you work in the healthcare industry, you should take note of what can be learned from the $3 million Cottage Health settlement.
(HelpSystems) What’s your plan when your AS/400 talent retires? If you need one, register to download this handy guide to help you get started.
Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
March 27 – Webinar – The webcast “Being competitive in a software economy” with GitHub enterprise solutions engineers will feature tips and techniques for staying competitive in today’s fast-moving environment and keeping up with modern development workflows.
April 3 – Webinar – IBM i modernization experts Marcel Sarrasin and Greg Patterson host an introduction to WebSmart, including a live demo, with real-world examples of strategic applications that extend ERPs, integrate with other technologies and platforms and leverage existing business logic IBM i web and mobile development.
April 6 – Webinar – How can you prepare to handle the departure of AS/400 experts and RPG programmers retiring from the workforce? During this 30-minute webinar, our IBM i experts from HelpSystems share strategies learned internally and from customers that will allow you to get the job done as expertise walks out the door.
April 8-10 – Framingham, Massachusetts – The 29th Annual Northeast IBM i User Groups Conference will feature 70 sessions in seven skill categories. NEUGC is the largest technical conference in New England for IBM i. Don’t miss this annual opportunity to learn and network.
April 16 – Webinar – Get the 3 Keys To IBM i Modernization Success at this free Webinar where ARCAD experts will look at case studies that examine the three aspects of a successful modernization: Tools, Process, People.
April 29 – May 3 – Atlanta, Georgia – The 2019 IBM Systems Technical University is an opportunity to sharpen your expertise with hundreds of sessions led by IBM distinguished engineers and product experts, experience the latest technology via demos geared to all skill levels, test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners, and expand your professional network. Learn from your peers via networking sessions and discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes. You’ll learn how to plan, architect, install, configure, migrate, operate and tune your IBM infrastructure for today and tomorrow.
May 19-22 – Anaheim, California – POWERUp19 is heading to the Disneyland® Resort. With over 300 sessions for Power Systems and IBM i education, you can keep your skills up-to-date by creating a custom schedule based on your specific needs.
June 12-19 – Berlin, Germany – The Common Europe Congress brings together Power System experts, users, vendors and like-minded professionals to network, learn, and share best practices. Education is delivered by industry experts, IBM developers, and like-minded peers. The Congress is designed to welcome networking and conversations to seeking solutions to your IT issues by conversing one-on-one with vendors in the exhibit hall or learning new ideas from casual conversation with your peers.