Category Archives: Security

Managing CA-signed certificates

MQ Admins are getting serious about TLS channels these days, but it isn’t always easy because there’s a fairly steep learning curve.  Though there is plenty of documentation for the MQ aspects, and for X.509 and TLS itself, very little … Continue reading

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MQ V8 Certification

Would it surprise you to know there’s an MQ V8 System Administration certification?  Normally I run down and take the test as soon as it’s available but this one has been out since January 14th and somehow I missed the … Continue reading

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Avoiding reputational damage

Everyone knows that data breaches are expensive.  Security venders never tire of telling us exactly how expensive breaches are, on a per-incident or per-record basis.  In the case of a large retail brand, a breach can make a significant dent … Continue reading

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Configuration backups: the forgotten WMQ security control

Update: IBM has reconsidered and has announced that dmpmqcfg will be fixed as a defect! Subscribe if you would like a notification when the fix is announced. But please do read the post, especially if you are using amqoamd for … Continue reading

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We’re gonna need a bigger crowd

Crowdsourcing: Collaboration based on the idea that given a sufficiently large pool of talent, it is possible to create a specific deliverable of high quality and in a timely fashion, using donated excess capacity of the crowd. Some things just … Continue reading

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Coming to an event near you!

Travel has been working out well lately.  I’ve just sort of been making my own events.  Case in point, I wanted to attend the PDCNYC meeting so I put the word out I’d be available in NYC and immediately got … Continue reading

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IMPACT Schedule

It’s that time of year again!  I’ve finally received funding approval to attend IMPACT –  which is good considering how many sessions I’m participating in.  Good news – ITSO has printed 100 copies of Secure Messaging Scenarios with WebSphere MQ … Continue reading

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