John Fehr is the chief information security officer at Focal Point Solutions Group. Fehr has been on the IBM i platform for more than 20 years, and was the vice president of infrastructure and IS operations for Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union. Fehr got his masters in information protection, security, and national security from the University of New Haven back in 2017 and is currently pursuing his PhD in Cyber Defense at Dakota State University. Fehr holds certifications as a CISSP and GISP and in cloud security. Fehr is a former board member and current acting member of InfraGard, a program to enhance our nation’s collective ability to address and mitigate threats to United States critical infrastructure by fostering collaboration, education, and information-sharing through a robust private sector/government partnership.
Get Help To Batten Down The Hatches On Your IBM i
November 28, 2022 John Fehr
If you have a person on your IT staff that understands the complexities of aggressive malware, ransomware, viruses, and other kinds of hacking and is actually jazzed by this sort of thing – in a good way, a white hat kind of way – and who knows how to use security tools and a deep knowledge to defend your IBM i (and probably your Window Servers ) against such attacks, well bully for you. And if they work for next to nothing, you must be living in some sort of dream world.
For the rest of the IBM i community, …Read more
The Security Awareness Of People Is The Important Firewall In IT
September 19, 2022 John Fehr
Your company can have the best firewalls, the best intrusion detection and protection systems, and the best sensors and filters all wrapped around the IT organization. Your company can have the IBM i platform, legendary for its rock-solid security, locked down with the tightest security, and everyone can change their strong passwords frequently. Your company can have administrators using tools to monitor exit points and the Integrated File System that can be a breeding ground for viruses. Your company can have firewalls and antivirus software installed on every desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone that comes in contact with your infrastructure. …Read more