Our June meeting was our annual officer election luncheon. This year it was held at Tucanos Brazilian Grill at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City. We had some great food and an enjoyable time catching up with our fellow UIIPA members. The newly elected officers are:
Matt Kingdon – Ciber Joe Wood – JAWS Management, Consulting & Investments, LLC Michael Leary – People’s Utah Bancorp Mike Nageli – BMA Banking Systems
Our guest speaker was Tim Hastings, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the State of Utah. Tim shared with us his knowledge and wisdom with regards to the information security world. If you were not able to attend you can access the slides from his presentation here: Presentation File
Help us celebrate our 30th year as a user group at our Annual Officer Election Luncheon for the Utah IBM i Professionals Association.
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in and mingle, 12:00 noon lunch
Location: Tucanos Brazilian Grill at the Gateway Mall, second level. The Gateway is located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, along 400 West, between 200 South and South Temple.
Parking: Easy access parking is conveniently located in the Summer and Winter Parking Garages, accessible from 200 South and 100 South. The Summer Parking Garage is located closest to the restaurant. The first hour of parking is free with a parking validation, two hours or less is $1.00, three hours or less is $3.00. Street parking in the area, in some locations, is 2 hours.
Special Guest Speaker
We are very pleased to have Tim Hastings,Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the State of Utah as our special guest speaker this year. As the news reminds us almost daily, our complex electronic world is under assault relentlessly by cyber-attacks of every kind. Tim brings us real-world experience in dealing with these issues as the State of Utah’s CISO since April of 2013. As a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s AERS Advisory practice, Tim spent nearly 14 years assessing and developing information technology, security and privacy processes and controls. Tim specialized in security risk and compliance, working with clients to build robust security management programs aimed at achieving compliance, reducing risk, and providing maximum enterprise value.
Tim is currently living in Park City with his wife and 4 boys who moved here after living most of their lives in Houston and Austin, Texas.
We invite everyone to come and vote to select our next year’s leadership. The offices to be filled are: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. All current members can run for an officer position. If you would like to run yourself or have any members you would like to nominate (with their approval) please contact Joe Wood at: email@example.com
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We ask each member to consider this opportunity to become involved in leading this group here in Utah. It is indeed an honor and opportunity to get to know other talented individuals in this group and the IBM supporting team and other IBM business partners who help in pulling together our monthly meetings.
Free Lunch for Paid Members!
A paid corporate membership entitles two people to come to the luncheon free of charge. A paid individual membership entitles one person to lunch. Any additional guests will be charged $20.00 per person at the door. Checks should be made out to UIIPA. We will need to give Tucanos a count of how many people we are expecting to attend. So please RSVP to Joe Wood by noon on June 15th at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our April meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers), 5025 South State Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy a FREE PIZZA LUNCH at the end of the presentation!
Topic: DB2 Database Security and Privacy
Speaker: Dean Compher
If you aren’t scared about the security of your database, you should be!
Is your database protected?
Do you know who is accessing your data?
Who is changing your data?
Who is stealing your data?
DB2 is not your grandma’s database anymore. Don’t protect it like it is.
For database security answers, “DB2 Dean” Compher is the go-to guy. Come hear Dean teach us the ins and outs of database security at our April meeting.
The security and privacy of the data in your relational databases is becoming harder to protect all of the time. As you can see from the news reports about the Target credit card breach and the State of Utah Medicaid records breach, perimeter security is not adequate. Multiple layers of security are needed to have a good defense including the ability to obfuscate test databases that you copy from production and being able to monitor who is doing what in your production DB2 databases and send immediate alerts when policies are violated.
This includes obvious threats such as access from unknown IP addresses and observing unusual patterns of access. In this discussion we will review the tools IBM provides to centrally privatize test data and monitor production access for your DB2 on iSeries databases and other databases in your organization as well.
Dean Compher is an IBM Technical Sales Specialist (a.k.a. Sales Engineer) in Utah who supports IBM’s Big Data and Information management products including databases, data governance, information life cycle management, and data security tools. Dean has many years of IT experience including application development and database administration. While he works more in the realm of Linux, UNIX and windows tools, many of these tools span platforms including the security tools and DB2 Connect. Plus he has many contacts in the iSeries world and can usually find iSeries help when needed. You can access Dean’s web site for futher information here: www.db2Dean.com
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:
Public and private authorities
Command line permission
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.
Our 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 email@example.com.