This page contains links to content that I have authored or contributed to in some way and links to the sites of friends with similar interests in WebSphere MQ security.

MQ CHLAUTH and Password Authentication Research

Links to the research, findings, and tools for the research into behavior of MQ’s password-based authentication and CHLAUTH behavior in MQ v8.0 and v9.0.

MQTC 2.0.16



MQTC 2.0.15

My sessions and the downloadable files from the MQTC conference 27 September 2015.


Internet of Things

Webspherere MQ v8.0

WebSphere MQ v7.1 & v7.5 content

WebSphere MQ v6.0 and v7.0 content


White Papers

  • White Paper: IBM Websphere MQ Security
    The first in a series of white papers discussing IBM Websphere MQ security has been released by Martyn Ruks of MWR InfoSecurity. This paper is listed here because I provided “ongoing insight and advice”.



  • Keys Botzum – Keys is very active in the WebSphere Application Server community and has been instrumental in improving security both in the product and in the field.  Keys is a contributor ot the WAS Security Blog.
  • Martyn Ruks – Martyn publishes security research on the MWR Infosecurity web site.
  • Tom Schneider – Tom is an IBM colleague who is very knowledgeable about MQ security and the guy I go to with my mainframe questions.  I’ve linked to his articles from the WebSphere MQ page.