UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

Archive for December 2013

January Meeting: Developing Secure Applications

UPDATE: Thank you Robin for a great presentation. For those who would like a copy of his presentation you can click on this link: PowerTech – User Group Presentation – Developing Secure Applications on IBM i

Our January meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street. This will be a two-hour session with a free pizza lunch break in the middle.

Our meeting topic will be Developing Secure Applications. Although your IBM i server is one of the most securable platforms available, the protection of critical data is often undermined by weak security design at the application level. 

This session will cover the main considerations that a programmer should be aware of as they design their applications:

  • Object ownership
  • Public and private authorities
  • Adopted authority
  • Command line permission
  • Client-server considerations

Our discussion will include why auditors are often deemed to be a programmer’s nemesis, and what it is that they really need from us.

New PictureOur speaker will be Robin Tatam, Director of Security Technologies for PowerTech and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME) for security.  As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles.  He is also co-author of IBM’s Redbook publication on IBM i Data Encryption. Robin can be reached by email at robin.tatam@powertech.com.

Annual Christmas Luncheon

Come join us at our annual Christmas Luncheon to be held December 11, 2013 at the Golden Corall in West Valley City located at 3399 West, 3500 South at 11:30 a.m.

This month’s luncheon will feature two special speakers.

Fredrick and Esperance

Fredrick Ntabwoba and his wife, Experance Rugomwa, lived through the challenging 1990s racial upheavals in their homeland, Rwanda. With their three children, they escaped to a refugee camp in Zambia, where Fredrick was able to teach English and French at the local convent school. After four years in the camp and the tragic loss of their son, the couple and their two daughters were assigned to Salt Lake City, Utah, as refugees.

“I went to the British Library to find out about Utah,” Ntabwoba said. “I had never heard of it before, but it felt like the right place for us.”

A prayerful person by nature, Fredrick knew his family was watched over, especially after they arrived in Salt Lake City and a thoughtful volunteer service missionary couple stopped by their new apartment. The missionaries and the resettlement agency helped them find furnishings, food, household goods and their way around and through the services provided them in their new community.

“Since I was young,” Fredrick explained, “everywhere I’ve gone the way has been prepared for me. There were always people willing to help me.”

Now, after 13 years in Utah, Fredrick works at the Utah Department of Workforce Services to help other refugees navigate their resettlement. Esperance works as a case manager for one of the refugee resettlement offices in Salt Lake City.

We look forward to hearing from Fredrick and Esperance on December 11th.