Mainframe Hacks: Why It’s Rarely Reported in the News & How to Avoid It

Mainframe Hacks: Why It’s Rarely Reported in the News & How to Avoid It

The mainframe is a prime target for cybercriminals, while also playing a central role in the daily operations of most of the world’s largest corporations, including banking, finance, healthcare, insurance, and many other types of enterprises.

The mainframe is often underprotected due in part to the longstanding misperception that the platform is inherently secure. Organizations need to take an active approach to protection including measures such as vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and security audits. But many don’t, resulting in a target that’s both rich and all too vulnerable.

Download this whitepaper to discover real-world scenarios such as:

  • Brute force succeeds against a large U.S. financial services firm
  • Default passwords sink a major global financial services firm
  • A shady developer dupes a major European bank



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