Tag Archives: WebSphere MQ Security

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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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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Pub/Sub security

One of the recurring questions I receive is about the differences between queue security and pub/sub security. The email below is typical:

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Guest blogger @ WebSphere User Group

Ben Wen and I were invited to be guest bloggers at WebSphere User Group this month so the post I was planning for this space was hijacked! You can read it at WebSphere User Group posted as The Invisible Threat.

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Deep Queue #11: Security breaches are not news?

The subject of the UC Berkeley data breach was discussed on the May 15th Security Squad podcast.  The thing that struck me was that the breach itself was not the topic of conversation but rather the debate was about whether … Continue reading

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Wrapping up IMPACT 2009

Well, this is the last day of IMPACT. It’s always lightly attended as many folks take Friday as a travel day. I have one more session this morning though. It’s the WMQ ESE introduction. Overall the WMQ security sessions were … Continue reading

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Slides for PCI Knowledgebase webinar posted

Join me Wednesday April 15th @ Noon Eastern for a webinar hosted by the fine folks at PCI Knowledgebase.com on the topic of WebSphere MQ for QSA’s.  Register for the webinar at this link.  The slides have been posted here.

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Webinar: WMQ Security for QSA's April 15th

I will be presenting a webinar on April 15th, hosted by the fine folks at PCI Knowledgebase. The purpose of the webinar will be to introduce Qualified Security Assessors, or QSA’s as they are known, to the concept of WebSphere … Continue reading

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When automatic translators go wrong…very wrong!

I just found a blog post about WMQ security that has, I believe, been run through an automated translation service with unintentionally hilarious results.   Here’s an excerpt: WMQ Adventurer authenticating a connexion to a queue director For both waiter and … Continue reading

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The Deep Queue – Episode #9: Going postal about WMQ security

This episode of The Deep Queue takes its inspiration from the thousandth time I was asked how to “turn on MQ security”.  Yes, that’s right, the thousandth time.  At least since I’ve been counting.  There were perhaps half a thousand … Continue reading

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