Common Europe Webinars

Common Europe Webinars are short, online, educational or vendor sponsored content delivered to our members through an online learning platform. These webinars offer a unique learning experience for those members who cannot attend an in-person event or who simply want to supplement their education or information received from Common Europe and its vendor community. Webinar education is delivered by industry experts, IBM developers, and like-minded peers.


Upcoming Webinars
 

Webinar: IBM i Security Best Practices

Tuesday, 2 April 2019
13:00-14:30 CET (12:00-13:30 GMT)

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Security best practice and regulatory compliance are a constantly moving target. In this webinar, Jeff Uehling, Syncsort’s Product Management Director for security solutions and former architect for the security functions in the IBM i OS, shares what he has learned in his over 30 years of experience about best practices necessary to secure your IBM i server.
You’ll learn:

  • Why you need to run at security level 50 – and the exposures of running at lower levels
  • How to detect and prevent programs that could compromise system security
  • Necessary system value settings
  • How to apply cryptography to protect your data
  • Network security requirements
  • Security considerations for mobile deployments
  • How Syncsort’s security solutions help you achieve best practice

Whether you are a systems security officer or an IBM i system administrator, you don’t want to miss this webinar.

About the presenters

Jeff Uehling

Product Management Director, Syncsort Security

Jeff Uehling is Syncsort’s Product Management Director working directly with the Syncsort security product suite. He has more than 30 years of experience working in security technology for the IBM i, and predecessor systems. Jeff previously worked in the IBM i OS development group, specifically as lead architect of the security development team in Rochester, Minnesota. His previous responsibilities at IBM included architecture, design and development of IBM i security. He has also served as a council member of the IBM security technical community. Jeff’s primary interests lie in the area of system integrity and now, given the current business environment, cryptography and compliance.

 


 

Archived Webinars

 

Webinar: Securely Deploying IBM’s Access Client Solutions (ACS)

Original broadcast - Thursday, 31 January 2019

 

 

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As the deadline looms for Client Access to go out of service (April 2019) and organizations move to using Access Client Solutions (ACS), many IT professionals are asking questions about ACS deployment.

Can features be limited? Can we customize the deployment so that administrators receive all features and everyone else receives limited features? How can ACS be deployed so users can’t change the configuration?

IBM i pro Steve Sisk joins Carol Woodbury to demonstrate the ACS deployment process and answer these and other questions about securely deploying ACS.

About the presenters
Carol Woodbury

Vice President of Global Security Services at HelpSystems

Carol is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and has her PCIP certification. She is also a member of the ISACA organization and has been named IBM Champion for her thought leadership on the IBM i platform.

With over 25 years of experience in IT security, Carol is known worldwide as an expert in the area of computer security. During her career, Carol has architected security solutions for Fortune 100 companies as well as small- and medium-sized organizations. Carol is passionate about making sure the solutions implemented meet the customers' needs—a passion that first started with her business, SkyView Partners, and is now part of her position as VP of Global Security Services at HelpSystems.

Carol is an architect, designer, implementer, educator, and an award-winning speaker and author with specialties in IBM i, i5/OS, OS/400, AS/400, iSeries, AIX, and Linux security and compliance. She is known worldwide as an author and speaker on security technology, specializing in IBM i security issues.

Steve Sisk
Senior Security Strategy Consultant at HelpSystems

Prior to joining HelpSystems in 2016, Steve has held a variety of positions including lead architect for an IBM Global Services Strategy team, solution architect and lead engineer designing and implementing solutions for compliance requirements of general controls, PCI DSS and HIPAA in large IBM i installations of numerous organizations. Steve's experience spans supply chain, finance, health care, insurance, ecommerce, retail, utilities and manufacturing. Steve holds the PCI Professional certification.

 

 


Webinar: 10 Hidden Gems of BRMS for IBM i

Original broadcast - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

 

 

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Get insider tech tips on the most helpful features of Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i (BRMS)! What if your IBM i came equipped with a tool that could help you automate and manage backup/recovery across your enterprise IBM i environment? What’s that, you say? It’s called BRMS for i? That’s right!

BRMS is already available as a licensed program product (LPP), yet many IBM i shops are not taking full advantage of its best features, which can speed their backups and recoveries and ease day-to-day backup management.

Register to attend this webinar where Debbie Saugen, former IBMer and leading BRMS technology expert, highlights its most helpful features, such as:

 

 

  • BRMS and FlashCopy for 24/7 operations
  • Virtual tape libraries (VTLs) and BRMS parallel saves
  • Managing enterprise IBM i backup and recovery


About the presenters
Debbie Saugen

Director of Business Continuity Services

Debbie Saugen is Director of Business Continuity Services at HelpSystems. Debbie is recognized worldwide as an expert on IBM i backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and high availability.
A COMMON Gold Medal Speaker, she enjoys sharing her knowledge speaking at conferences and user groups, along with publishing articles. Debbie is passionate about solving business continuity issues and providing the best solution for customers. Today, Debbie Saugen leads the business continutiy services team at HelpSystems. Whether you’re just getting started with business continuity for IBM i or you already have software solutions in place, Debbie and the rest of our team can provide the attention and expertise your system needs so you don’t have to.

Donnie MacColl
Director of EMEA Technical Services

Donnie MacColl is Director of EMEA Technical Services at HelpSystems. He has worked for more than 25 years in the IT industry, initially specializing in the management of IBM systems in manufacturing and logistics companies, and later in his career developing expertise in network and enterprise management.