IFS Security - Don't Leave Your Server Vulnerable

Robin Tatum

February 19, 2013 FASUG Meeting

Session Description:

Experts agree that one of the most overlooked areas of IBM i security is the Integrated File System. Available since V3R1, the IFS provides access for users carrying nothing more than a user profile and password, so it better be secure! If you believe nothing important is stored on your server's IFS, think again, because it's a conduit to many things, including the Operating System and all of your application libraries and files.

Attend this important session to learn about securing the IFS, including:

  • Why do we care about the IFS?
  • Permissions versus Authority
  • Root folder access
  • Auditing IFS activities
  • Read/Write versus *ALLOBJ
  • Anti-Virus Considerations
  • Biography: Our Speaker is Robin Tatam, PowerTech.

    Robin Tatam joined PowerTech in July 2009, and brought with him two decades of midrange experience. He has worked in numerous capacities in the industry including application developer, systems engineer, and various managerial positions. Since 2003, Mr. Tatam has focused primarily on IBM i security, and has consulted with clients around the world on security and compliance issues. His experience with IBM i security gained him a seat on the “Panel of Experts” at the PowerTech iNSIGHT Security Conference in Las Vegas two years in a row, as well as selection by IBM to co-author the IBM Redbook on System i data encryption . Mr. Tatam’s experience has culminated in 20 professional certifications from IBM.

    Robin can be reached by email at robin.tatam@powertech.com or on Linkedin


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