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Enterprise Security Myths with the Mainframe: Lessons Learned


Security is how people, process and technology work across systems. The presenter has done forensic work following breaches. Were the mainframes hacked? Depends on your definition, but they lost data. Each theft was preventable.The answer lies in collaboration instead of operational silo's. You will learn about some of the worst case scenarios and how to build more hacker-resistant IT architecture. Some will be surprised that they have worst case attributes in production. Don't be one of them!


Stream: Enterprise Security
Room: Melbourne
Time: 13:45 - 14:45


  • Jim Porell at Rocket Software
  • Jim Porell is a Rocket Software Director of Solutions Advisors, focusing on pre and post sales technical assistance for System, Storage and Security products from IBM. Prior to joining Rocket, he was an independent consultant and retired IBM Distinguished Engineer. He held various roles as Chief Architect of IBM’s mainframe software and led Business Development and marketing of Security and Application Development for the mainframe. His last role IBM role was Chief Business Architect for Federal Sales. Jim held a TS/SCI clearance for the US Government, was a member of the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce in Chicago and co-authored several security books. He has done cybersecurity forensic work at a number of Retail, Financial and Government agencies and created a methodology for interviewing customers to avoid security breaches for large enterprises. Jim has over 39 years working with Information Technology.



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