Security - Top-10 Security Exposures

Date:Oct 27, 2004
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location:Walsh College - Troy Campus - Room 128
3838 Livernois
Troy, MI 48007-7006 (map)

Use the parking lot at the rear of the building and enter through the rear parking lot entrance. A receptionist will direct you to Room 128.

Speaker:John Earl
Notes:Top Ten Security Risks (PDF)
Link:SEMIUG Page at PowerTech

OS/400 has a reputation of being the most secure business computer on the market today, but is it a deserved reputation? In this 1.25 hour session, Mr. Earl will present information both from his own experience and from a published study of OS/400 Security that outline some of the most critical security exposures found in iSeries and AS/400 shops. In this session you will learn how to protect your system from User Profile identity theft, powerful users, network access, and vendor inflicted security flaws. The successful outcome of this session should leave you with the information necessary to identify and protect yourself from the most widespread and dangerous security exposures found on OS/400.


John Earl is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for The PowerTech Group, a Seattle Washington area iSeries security software company. He has published numerous security related articles and columns for industry magazines, has presented hundreds of iSeries security sessions at industry conferences and user groups all over the world, and is a three time winner of COMMON's Speaker Excellence award. He also serves on the board of directors of COMMON in the U.S.

Mr. Earl has been working with IBM midrange systems since 1980, with particular focus being devoted to the areas of Security and System Management. He is the chief architect for a number of the PowerLock brand of security products, and is recognized around the world as a leading expert on iSeries security.