Blog from Jamie Pease: Are we taking modern security on the modern mainframe seriously enough? I don’t think so. A while ago, I asked a mainframe shop why their identity management solution was hooked up to the majority of their platforms - except for the mainframe. I was told, “Oh, we heard there were scalability and reliability issues.” This was pure hearsay: nobody could tell me the source.
Last time, I quoted Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte, his ‘This is not a pipe’ painting and his comment that ‘Perception always intercedes between reality and ourselves.’
In 1929, Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte painted ‘The Treachery of Images’ aka ‘This is not a pipe’. He said, ‘Perception always intercedes between reality and ourselves.’ Pipes were ubiquitous then, as smartphones are today.
Impostor syndrome is what’s going on when despite being competent, you feel a bit of a fraud. Impostor Syndrome is very common – including among highly capable senior hot-shots.
While the path to digital transformation is often considered the most significant modernization initiative in the history of the mainframe, the growing yet opposing challenge being posed by a burgeoning skills gap is threatening to slow down or delay many projects.
I had a ‘latte’ of fun working with the Broadcom team to put together this year’s GSE UK keynote session, “Colleagues in Corvettes Getting Cappuccinos.” We invite you to “ride along” with us as we discuss mainframe topics ranging from security, DevOps, and AIOps, to becoming a new mainframer.
In the mainframe context, Security Operations is the uniting of two distinct teams: mainframe and security. In today’s cybersecurity landscape where every endpoint, including the mainframe, is a potential target, mainframe and security operations need to work together to be successful.
As enterprises look for ways to accelerate the delivery of new feature/function to stay ahead in a disrupt-or-be-disrupted world, cloud-native has become the standard for how clients develop, deploy, and manage innovative cloud services at the speed of business.
As this year’s conference is free to attend, we are asking all delegates to make a donation to our chosen charities, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The GSE UK Virtual Conference has 10 vendor sponsors for 2021: IBM, BMC and Broadcom are Platinum Sponsors; Micro Focus is a Gold Sponsor; Luminex, SMT Data and Beta Systems are Silver Sponsors; and MainTegrity, Rocket, Zetaly and Macro 4 are Session Sponsors.
The 2021 GSE UK Conference will be supporting the RNLI and Guide Dogs for the Blind as our nominated charities this year. To take part please go to our Virgin Money Giving page and donate.
The GSE UK annual conference depends on the support of partners and sponsors. Why do these organisations support us, and what do they think of the event? We hear from three: BMC Software, Zetaly and Luminex (Partner One).