While mainframes are known for being more secure than PCs or desktops, it is still important for businesses that use mainframe to safeguard their systems against attacks.
Data centre management staff, privacy staff and security staff are responsible for protecting data in an organisation. It is surprising to realise that many, if not most, organisations do not know where their sensitive data is located and saved, much less have a protection plan for their old sensitive data.
As IT technology has evolved, some businesses have phased out their mainframe in favour of new technologies.
According to Mark Neft, a managing director in Accenture’s Enterprise Architect and Application Strategy group, companies that do so could be overlooking a major asset.