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Meeting Date
Wednesday, February 18, 2015




at the Milleridge Inn, Quaker room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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5:00pm: IBM i Security: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Robin Tatam
PowerTech

Presentation Description

Dont miss more than a decades worth of research on the security configurations of IBM-i based servers and the successes and failures of organizations that run critical applications on them .PowerTech has audited thousands of IBM i servers around the world, gaining extensive, real-world insight into the deployment state of IBM i security controls. Join me for a recap of eye-opening statistics from this wildly popular study: The State of IBM i Security. Along with the results, this session provides a review of six configuration categories:
* Network-initiated commands & data access
* Server-level security controls
* Profile and password settings
* Administrative capabilities
* Public accessibility to corporate data
* System event auditing
Learn what steps your own organization must take to address these continually overlooked and dangerous security exposures

About Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam joined PowerTech’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota office in 2009, bringing with him more than two decades of AS/400 and IBM i consulting experience. He has a strong background in midrange application development (RPG, CL, CGI) as well as systems administration. Since 2003, Mr. Tatam has consulted with domestic and international clients on security and compliance issues, rising rapidly to the top tier of IBM i security experts. Mr. Tatam’s skills provide an invaluable contribution to the PowerTech team and the global clients it serves. Recent projects include teaching classes in security and system administration, as well as numerous compliance-oriented engagements. Prior to joining PowerTech, Mr. Tatam co-authored the IBM Redbook on System i data encryption and had a seat on the “Panel of Experts” at the iNSIGHT Security Conference in Las Vegas. Robin is an award-winning presenter of IBM i security content, a subject-matter-expert (SME) and inductee in COMMON's "Speaker Hall of Fame", and a popular guest presenter at user group events around the country. Published in numerous magazines—including full-feature technical articles in Midrange Computing and MC Press Online—he's the author of dozens of IBM i security articles and white papers. As a prominent thought-leader on IBM i security, Robin has been interviewed on IBM i security trends by ComputerWorld and DV Dialog magazine, and recognized on IT Jungle's list of "Top 10 Best IBM i Blogs."



8:00pm: Configuring and Using IBM i Auditing Features

Robin Tatam
PowerTech

Presentation Description

Did you know that IBM i includes powerful auditing features? Join this session to learn about activating and utilizing IBM its built-in forensic capabilities. You will learn about:
* Security audit journal
* Audit data management
* Configuring the AUDIT system values
* A user profiles *AUDIT special authority
* Object auditing
* User auditing
* Data reporting options


About Robin Tatam

Robin Tatam joined PowerTech’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota office in 2009, bringing with him more than two decades of AS/400 and IBM i consulting experience. He has a strong background in midrange application development (RPG, CL, CGI) as well as systems administration. Since 2003, Mr. Tatam has consulted with domestic and international clients on security and compliance issues, rising rapidly to the top tier of IBM i security experts. Mr. Tatam’s skills provide an invaluable contribution to the PowerTech team and the global clients it serves. Recent projects include teaching classes in security and system administration, as well as numerous compliance-oriented engagements. Prior to joining PowerTech, Mr. Tatam co-authored the IBM Redbook on System i data encryption and had a seat on the “Panel of Experts” at the iNSIGHT Security Conference in Las Vegas. Robin is an award-winning presenter of IBM i security content, a subject-matter-expert (SME) and inductee in COMMON's "Speaker Hall of Fame", and a popular guest presenter at user group events around the country. Published in numerous magazines—including full-feature technical articles in Midrange Computing and MC Press Online—he's the author of dozens of IBM i security articles and white papers. As a prominent thought-leader on IBM i security, Robin has been interviewed on IBM i security trends by ComputerWorld and DV Dialog magazine, and recognized on IT Jungle's list of "Top 10 Best IBM i Blogs."