Phishing Resilience on the Mainframe

Published by Broadcom

Like any other platform, the mainframe is susceptible to cyberattacks. Nefarious practices like phishing are on the rise, and your mainframe could be a target. Phishing is a type of cyberattack in which an attacker sends a fraudulent email with the aim of inducing its recipients to reveal sensitive information, such as user credentials, or to deploy malicious software, such as ransomware.

To mitigate the risks of cyberattacks such as phishing, follow these best practices for safeguarding mainframe credentials:

  • Use multi-factor authentication on critical applications, groups or accounts, especially those that can affect systems or critical applications (Advanced Authentication Mainframe).
  • Manage users with highest privileges using a privileged access management solution (Trusted Access Manager for Z).
  • Clean up the security database to reduce exposure from over-provisioned accounts (Cleanup).

Download this whitepaper and read about these best practices and explore how Broadcom® security solutions can help.

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