Category Archives: Security

IBM MQ Security Requirements Questionnaire

Over the years I have often been asked for security templates and other canned assets to help make MQ security planning, implementation, and operation easier. These often become the source material for conference presentations, articles and videos.  Some of these … Continue reading

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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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