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“Security by obscurity” doesn’t work anymore for IBM i. Modernization efforts have increased the attack surfaces as companies web-enable legacy applications, integrate with other platforms, and expand IBM i’s overall network presence.
Further increasing the risks is that security best practices are often neglected due to the perception that IBM i is secure “out-of-the-box.” IBM i is capable of being a highly secure platform, but only if you leverage the available security features. The security practices from the AS/400 days are no longer good enough.
This storyboard provides guidelines to:
- Address modern security risks from external Internet-based attacks to application vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting.
- Implement appropriate guidelines for assigning special authority access rights.
- Establish best practices for security monitoring.