Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
The PowerTech Group Inc. has long banged the drum on System i security, saying that most lapses in the space have to do with people, not the hardware or software.
The System i security software company has done System i security surveys in recent years. One last year looked at data from 177 security assessments on System i, iSeries and AS400 boxes, and found a few things:
- 95% have more than 10 users with root authority, threatening data on the system.
- 77% have more than 20 users whose passwords are the same as their user names.
- 91% don’t control or audit changes made through PC access.
These are lapses you want to avoid. On Wednesday (that’s tomorrow), PowerTech will host a free 30-minute webcast on meeting requirements of auditors who want companies to better manage user access. You need to register with PowerTech to join.