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IBM i Security - Help! Where Do I Start? - On Demand

Price: $350.00

Presented by Carol Woodbury

5 Technical Sessions Available On-Demand

Running Time: 286 minutes


Perhaps, you've been around for a long time and you know that there are security issues to be addressed. You're willing to do the work but you have no idea how to start. Or perhaps you're new to the IBM i, or you have been given a new assignment that has you looking at security, or you're an internal or external auditor that needs a better understanding of the typical issues and what reasonable remediation steps might be.

If any of these descriptions fit, then this class is for you. Join Carol Woodbury as she takes on the major areas of IBM i security, discusses the typical issues found in today's environment, discusses considerations before making any changes, and describes the best way to make the change to avoid breaking something else.

Course Agenda:

Session 1: Security-relevant system values, including moving to security level 40, increasing the strength of passwords and the rest of the system values (including the ones that you've never been sure what to do with or what they’re for).

Session 2:  User profile configuration, with a focus on excess special authorities and RBAC (role-based access).

Session 3:  Securing critical objects. This session lays the ground-work for the next session. Topics to be discussed include an explanation of the i5/OS authority checking algorithm, adopted authority, authorization lists, and use of the audit journal.

Session 4:  Implementing object level security. Whether you want to secure one object or a whole application, in this session we'll walk you through the process.

Session 5:  Security and the IFS, including securing specific directories and using file shares and the NetServer.



Carol Woodbury, Instructor Carol Woodbury
Carol Woodbury is president and co-founder of SkyView Partners, Inc., a firm specializing in security administration and compliance software and services for IBM i and AIX. Carol  spent 16 years at IBM in Rochester MN – the last 10 years working as security team leader and Chief Engineering Manager for Security for the iSeries. Carol has more than 20 years experience in the field of security and is a world-renowned speaker and writer on the topic. Her most recent book is IBM i Security Administration and Compliance.

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