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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

The compliance requirements for the PCI DSS (Data Security Standards) can be daunting. But with Policy Minder for IBM i you can automate many of the required compliance tasks including the following areas:

  • System values
  • User profile settings
  • Library and object authorities
  • Directory authorities
  • and more


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

More organizations are realizing the need for implementing object level security -- especially for database files that contain information which must comply with various laws or regulations. But the question many administrators have is, how do you secure files without breaking the application or other processes? During this presentation, security expert Carol Woodbury will discuss how. Configuration options, testing steps, "gotchas" to avoid, along with real-life examples will be presented.


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, discusses the security administration requirement to view audit journal entries on a daily basis and how that can realistically be accomplished using SkyView's Audit Journal Reporter product.

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New Generation Software, Inc.

 

Most of your business users prefer having their data in Microsoft Excel or running and viewing reports from their PC, tablet or smartphone. This Webcast focuses on how NGS-IQ supports their needs to quickly and easily:

  • Populate and refresh Excel sheets, ranges and pivot tables in a one step, integrated, automated process
  • Create multiple visual representations of critical business data (see a demo of MS Excel 2010 ‘slicer’ function)
  • Have usable, actionable data in correct formats when output to Excel (see NGS-IQ’s query functions: date formatting, run-time record selection, conditional logic, drill down, matrix analysis)
  • Run real-time Web reports to Excel, HTML, and .PDF output from their browsers
  • Perform multi-dimensional analysis


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Because we don’t have to address the issues on a daily basis, administering the security of the IFS remains a mystery to many of us. Let Carol Woodbury de-mystify IFS security concepts and show how easy it can be to administer the security of the IFS. Using SkyView’s Policy Minder and Audit Journal Reporter products, Carol will discuss securing directories and objects in directories, controlling file shares, auditing IFS objects and more.

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Security administration tasks can be time-consuming but with the right tools can be performed much more proficiently and effectively. Join Carol Woodbury as she demonstrates how the SkyView Security Compliance Solution assists with every day security administration tasks such as discovering and managing inactive profiles, detecting changes to system values (along with who made the change), discovering who or what process has deleted an object or created a program into a production library.

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Administrators' time is precious. Why waste it struggling through a manual process when the process is integrated right into the operating system? Security expert Carol Woodbury discusses her top 10 favorite "hidden jewels" of i5/OS and IBM i security—those i5/OS integrated security features that aren't "big" enough to get an IBM announcement but can make administrators' lives so much easier, save time, and simplify everyday processes.


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

You know that security needs to be addressed on your IBM i systems but you don’t know where to start. Carol Woodbury will walk you through various user profile, system value and authority settings that typically need attention. She will then walk you through the steps of changing those settings and the approach to take to avoid breaking processes or causing applications to fail.

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

SkyView Partners has been performing security assessments for the IBM i community for over 12 years. Based on the findings of these assessments, Carol Woodbury will present the Top 10 vulnerabilities found in IBM i security configurations. She will talk about each issue, making sure to describe how the vulnerability poses risk to your data. In addition, her discussion will include the prevalence of these issues, how to assess the risk of these issues as they pertain to your environment and options for addressing the vulnerabilities.

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MC Press Online, LLC

 

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

The i5/OS audit journal has a wealth of information, but most people think it's solely a repository for authority failure information or believe that if they turn on auditing, they'll have to review every record. Neither is true! Security expert Carol Woodbury discusses audit configuration, methods for obtaining information out of the audit journal, ways to write reports to help with compliance issues, and tips for using the information in the audit journal to debug day-to-day issues.


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Whether you are a cloud provider or a consumer of cloud technology, this session will apply to you. Using a consumer's point of view, Carol Woodbury will discuss the security considerations you'll want to make when choosing a provider as well the security measures you can expect from various types of cloud providers. Also discussed will be the types of audits that the cloud provider can supply to provide assurances of security and privacy of data.

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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

When it comes to IBM® Rational® Open Access: RPG Edition (also known as RPG Open Access), there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

  • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
  • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
  • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"
Originally aired February 22, 2012, this Webinar features IBM i expert Alison Butterill, and Profound Logic’s Brian May and Alex Roytman.

Watch the On-demand Webinar Now!

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

In this session, security expert Carol Woodbury where she will discuss the sources of security best practices, the security best practices for IBM i and then applying those best practices to the system using SkyView's Policy Minder for IBM i

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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

Is mobile an initiative for your business? Find out how you can go beyond Web applications to create applications with native device capabilities, such as Camera… even if you’ve never created a mobile application!
Watch this on-demand Webinar with IBM’s Tim Rowe and Profound Logic’s Scott Klement and Alex Roytman, and discover how you can create high-quality mobile applications using your existing RPG knowledge and the right tools.

You’ll learn:

  • How the IBM i platform supports mobile development
  • Why hybrid applications are a great option to deliver mobile apps with more functionality than Web apps can offer
  • How to develop mobile apps with native capabilities without becoming an Obj-C and Java expert, or using overly complicated tools

Watch the On-demand Webinar Now >>

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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

Your applications deserve more than just a new look! Change the perception of the IBM i as “old” with modern development tips from IBM and Profound Logic Software.
Watch as Barbara Morris, Brian May and Alex Roytman dive beneath the GUI surface to show the benefits of:

  • Working with free-format RPG in IBM i TR7
  • Breaking free from “The Cycle” of traditional RPG development
  • Going beyond the 10 character limit in display and database files
  • And more!
You'll also see a live demonstration of these techniques as the presenters create a modern web application before your eyes!
Watch the Webinar Now!


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

In this Coffee with Carol session, the latest IBM i Security features are discussed. Several enhancements were provided in V6R1 and V7R1. In addition, several important enhancements have been added in the Technology Releases since V7R1. Join Carol Woodbury as she describes these recent enhancements.

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New Generation Software, Inc.

 

Get the facts to determine whether DB2 Web Query or the NGS-IQ query, reporting, and business intelligence solution is right for your company. This Webcast provides helpful analysis of DB2 Web Query features, licensing terms, pricing, and support considerations.

Then see a demo of how NGS-IQ gives you and your co-workers the ability to:

  • create Web reports, dynamic dashboards, OLAP models
  • output to Excel, Word, and Access in one click
  • work from Web, Windows and 5250 user interfaces
  • query DB2, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle and Postgre SQL databases
  • run and enhance existing Query/400 queries with NGS’ Query/400 API
  • develop Web applications
  • use integrated e-mail and FTP
  • maintain control with NGS-IQ’s security


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

During this Coffee with Carol session Carol Woodbury will discuss the security enhancements added to V7R2 including:

  • new auditing options,
  • password composition rules,
  • general updates as well as
  • the DB2 security enhancements – RCAC (Row and Column Access Control.)

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Security expert Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, and application lifecycle management expert Marty Acks, Product Manager for MKS Inc., discuss determining your organization's data security requirements and understanding how these requirements filter throughout your organization's IT processes. In this session, you will learn:

  • The reason data classification is key to meeting your organization's security requirements
  • Tips for determining and implementing data classification throughout your IT processes
  • Key controls for preventing the corruption of production data
  • The role of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in securing your organization's data


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Running IBM i Navigator for the Web or considering it?

In this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the security considerations that you'll want to make when connecting users via i Navigator for the Web as well as discuss the security-relevant configuration options that are available.


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Carol Woodbury, President of SkyView Partners, describes why you might want or need to have a security review of your IBM i systems done and why it's important to have an expert perform that review

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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Based on Carol Woodbury's award-winning COMMON presentation

i5/OS integrated security has everything you need to secure your system, but many administrators find implementing it and understanding the security compliance issues that surround it to be very frustrating. Security expert Carol Woodbury takes a practical look at implementing the features of i5/OS security, explaining:

  • Methods to take control of user profile settings (including special authorities and group profiles)
  • Ways to implement security on objects, including an explanation of the i5/OS authority checking algorithm, authorization lists, and adopted authority
  • Which parts of i5/OS tend to fall out of compliance and techniques to avoid compliance issues
  • Security-relevant system values
  • What to do if you can't be in compliance with security best practices


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SkyView Partners, Inc.

 

Join Carol Woodbury’s guest, Steve Martinson of SkyView Partners, as he conducts a high-level review of the most common security and compliance requirements associated with the IBM AIX platform. Included in the discussion will be how the AIX issues relate to IBM i concepts and terminology.

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Profound Logic Software, Inc.

 

In this information-packed Webinar featuring IBM Champion Scott Klement and Profound Logic Developer David Russo, you’ll learn why you don’t need to compromise your investment in IBM i to deliver amazing, modern business applications!

  • A patented, drag-and-drop visual designer for easy modernization
  • The first available Handler for RPG Open Access
  • Over 150 built-in rich UI widgets that take your apps beyond anything possible in 5250
  • Integration with a suite of tools that future-proof your applications

  • Watch the on-demand Webinar now!

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Whether you are using a cloud-based application or moving your whole infrastructure to the cloud, you should consider how this move effects your organization’s security and compliance requirements. In this Coffee with Carol session, Carol Woodbury will discuss the top 10 considerations you should make as well as how to ensure that your organization’s security and compliance requirements are not compromised.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Whether you are a cloud provider or a consumer of cloud technology, this session will apply to you. Using a consumer's point of view, Carol Woodbury will discuss the security considerations you'll want to make when choosing a provider as well the security measures you can expect from various types of cloud providers. Also discussed will be the types of audits that the cloud provider can supply to provide assurances of security and privacy of data.

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    Based on her just-released e-book on Security Administration, Carol Woodbury, the authority in IBM i Security, discusses the tasks every IBM i Security Administrator should perform. From system values to managing user profiles, administering authorities and handling IFS security issues, Carol provides guidance for automating tasks as well as tips for simplifying them.

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    Bytware, Inc.

     

    How much money do you lose when you have system or job failures? Calculating and understanding the cost of downtime can be complicated. Learn how to detect and prevent problems before they become critical, improve response time, and determine how much these problems cost you when they do occur.

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    Linoma Software

     

    Standard FTP is an outdated protocol with serious security issues that can expose your sensitive data, user ids and passwords. Many organizations are rapidly moving away from standard FTP in order to meet privacy policies and compliance requirements like PCI DSS, SOX and HIPAA.

    Join us in this free webinar and learn about secure alternatives to FTP that will protect your data transfers with strong encryption and modern authentication methods.

    We'll also give you a quick tour of our GoAnywhere Director managed file transfer solution, with its simple intuitive interface that allows you to quickly set up and automate secure file transfers without the need for scripts or programming.

    Download this important webinar today!


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Surviving in business depends on how well you prepare for the unexpected. If a disaster struck, how would your company do? Guest Presenter Richard Dolewski will discuss actual lessons learned from computer room and regional disasters to near misses, so you too do not make the same recovery assumptions others have made. This session is a compilation of assumptions, technical gaps, blunders, and good practices recommendations.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Tired of managing multiple AIX servers and partitions manually and consolidating audit reports? This webinar will discuss how to use Policy Minder for AIX to help you automate your PCI DSS (Data Security Standards) compliance requirements. During this one hour webinar, you will see the benefit of using the SkyView Policy Minder for AIX software to save time on your compliance reporting needs by setting up consistent, accurate and efficient processes that can span multiple partitions from a single console. SkyView Policy Minder for AIX is an IBM AIX product that delivers comprehensive compliance reporting and security administration functionality. Policy Minder automates many of the PCI DSS compliance requirements for the following areas:

    • Global configuration settings
    • User account settings
    • Directory and file settings
    • Daemons
    • Exported directories


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Encryption without application or database changes is now possible using FIELDPROC on IBM i V7R1. Guest Presenter Patrick Townsend will discuss how organizations of all sizes are implementing FIELDPROC encryption, incl. performance impacts, and how to make sure your FIELDPROC encryption solution will pass a compliance audit. Automatic encryption with FIELDPROC is absolutely the easiest, fastest, and most secure way to encrypt data on the IBM i.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    In this Coffee with Carol session, Carol Woodbury draws on her experience consulting with SkyView Partners’ clients and helping them with their PCI DSS implementation and compliance requirements. Carol explains each of the 12 sections of the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and describes specifically how each relates to the IBM i community.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    In this session, Carol Woodbury will discuss how you can use SkyView Partners’ Policy Minder for AIX product to help prepare for an audit. She will also demonstrate how to automate these audit tasks as well as the compliance tasks that the auditor has asked you to implement on your AIX servers.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    No time to monitor security?

    Carol Woodbury profiles a quick tour of the benefits of SkyView's Managed Security Services. SkyView Managed Security Services is a monthly offering where SkyView Security Experts (led by Carol Woodbury) will pay attention to your IBMi or Open Systems security, so you don't have to. SkyView delivers monthly reports summarizing issues that may require action.


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    In this session, Carol Woodbury will discuss how you can use SkyView Partners’ IBM i products to address the requirements of preparing for an audit of your IBM i system. She will also demonstrate how to automate these audit tasks as well as the compliance tasks that the auditor has asked you to implement.

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    Help/Systems

     

    In order to stay competitive, you need quick access to your data, but also you need to present it in a way that is most useful to your users.

    In this presentation, we will address common frustrations with the IBM i basic query tool, discuss major data access and distribution trends, and help you understand what to look for in a more advanced query tool.

    You may be wondering:

    • Can I convert my existing queries?
    • Can I access real-time data?
    • Can I use the new SQE (SQL Query Engine) to improve run-time performance?
    • Can I access data from a green screen, PC, or browser?
    View this webinar, and learn why, when it comes to data access, you can’t afford to have limitations.


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Because the IFS does not always follow the traditional i5/OS security model, the security of the IFS is often ignored; therefore, important data may not be secured properly when it is stored in the IFS. Security expert Carol Woodbury describes how IFS security compares to native i5/OS security and how auditing works with IFS objects. She also explains ways to:

    • Determine what authority is required to a directory or object
    • Remediate (change) from the current authority settings to more-appropriate settings as well as how to determine what the more-appropriate setting might be
    • Use i5/OS commands to help you manage IFS security


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    PowerTech Group, Inc.

     

    Don’t miss the first reveal of more than a decade’s 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.

    Over the past 11 years, 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.
    Along with the results, this webinar provides a review of six configuration categories:

    • Network-initiated commands and 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–including some that are often missed by professional auditors!


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    Profound Logic Software, Inc.

     

    As more business is conducted remotely and in real time, mobile applications are becoming less of a nice-to-have and more of a must-have. But creating mobile applications is a daunting prospect for many RPG developers.

    IBM i experts Scott Klement and Alex Roytman are here to show you just how easy it can be to create mobile applications for IBM i using only your RPG and PHP knowledge and the right tools! In this Webinar, you'll learn how Profound UI and PhoneGap work together to take your IBM i applications mobile on any device, without the need to learn third party programming languages.


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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Due to popular demand, Carol has updated her presentation on configuring iAccess to use SSL sessions to include, not just the step-by-step configuration guidance but also a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using certificates from a well-known CA (Certificate Authority) vs a self-signed certificate as well as practical tips for enterprise implementation.

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    SkyView Partners, Inc.

     

    Carol Woodbury recently had an opportunity to train auditors on the IBM i. Whether you are an auditor (or just want to get the inside scoop on how you need to prepare for an IBM i audit) you will want to view this informative on-demand webinar!

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    Help/Systems

     

    This webcast will feature comprehensive topics such as: establishing a baseline – know which metrics to use, breaking performance into its components, establishing an effective way to monitor each part of performance, utilizing the data, and making performance management the routine instead of the exception

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