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IBM i Security Administration and Compliance

Carol Woodbury


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  • In this practical and highly readable guide--a V7 update to her acclaimed IBM i & i5/OS Security & Compliance book--security expert Carol Woodbury explains IBM i security and how it functions within IBM i systems. Carol explains the importance of developing a security policy and details how to implement and maintain a compliant system, sharing insights and recommendations based on her extensive experience designing and implementing security on IBM systems.

    Security levels, user profiles, service tools, encryption, auditing, compliance, security administration, and incident response are among the topics covered. Internet and network security, as well as security considerations for IT personnel, vendors, and consultants, are discussed, and a full explanation of the security audit journal is provided. An all-new chapter focuses on security administration, highlighting areas that need attention and explaining how to manage them effectively.

    Carol also shares her methodology for successfully implementing an object-level security project, detailing the process of determining a system's current security settings, default access requirements, process access, and rollout of new application security models.

    Whether you're a new system administrator who needs to learn the basics of IBM i security, a seasoned veteran whose organization is required to be in compliance with certain laws or regulations, a security administrator who wants to understand how to more efficiently manage security on IBM i, or an auditor assigned to evaluate an IBM i shop, this book contains essential explanations that enable you to succeed. Every IBM i security and system administrator, security officer, compliance officer, and auditor will want to take advantage of the resources in this book to help protect their systems from unauthorized activities and unplanned events.

    With IBM i Security Administration and Compliance, you will:

    • Gain the knowledge you need to secure your IBM i system
    • Discover security best practices
    • Receive a comprehensive introduction to role-based access
    • Learn a methodology for implementing IBM i object-level security
    • Understand the issues your organization needs to address for audit and compliance requirements
    • Learn techniques for more efficiently and effectively administering security
    • Learn about helpful system tools and commands for managing IBM i security

  • Carol Woodbury is President and CTO of DXR Security and has over 30 years’ experience with IBM i Security. She started her career as Security Team Leader and Chief Engineering Manager for iSeries Security at IBM in Rochester, MN. Since leaving IBM, she has co-founded two companies – SkyView Partners and DXR Security - both focused on helping organizations achieve their IBM i Security goals. Her practical experience together with her intimate knowledge of the system combine for a unique viewpoint and experience level that cannot be matched.

    Carol is known world-wide as an author and award-winning speaker on security technology, specializing in IBM i Security topics. She has written seven books on IBM i Security. Carol has been named an IBM Champion since 2018 and holds her CISSP, CRISC and PCIP security certifications.

  • Item Number: 5129
    Author Name: Carol Woodbury
    Publication Date: May 25, 2012
    Edition: First
    Pages: 368
    ISBN-10: 1583473734
    ISBN-13: 9781583473733
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9 inches
    Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
    Language: English

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