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In a World of Cyber-attacks, Is Data Safe on a Mainframe?

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In a World of Cyber-attacks, Is Data Safe on a Mainframe?


Regardless of the computing platform, thieves can compromise data. In 2020, cyber-attacks were estimated to be occurring every 39 seconds1. In 2019, Accenture forecasted that over $5T of global value would be at risk over the next 5 yearsdue to cybercrime. And, unfortunately, 2020 kept this prediction on track. This virtual event will give you valuable insight into how mainframes and storage can be (and are) compromised. You will learn about field-tested solutions for the protection and recovery of mainframe data in a world full of ransomware, phishing, data leakage, hacking and insider threats where “when, not if” is not a cliché.


  • Is the mainframe really a desirable target for cyber criminals?
  • Breaching mainframe security and compromising data is not an urban legend
  • A solid, tested DR strategy is not enough
  • Believe it or not, cyber resiliency and protection can SAVE storage capacity and reduce costs.
  • Don’t know where to start? Dell Technologies Cyber Advisory and Implementation Services can help


Carol Elstien, Principal Solutions Partner, Dell Technologies: With over 25 years of information technology sales support and delivery, Carol’s expertise covers a variety of roles including systems engineering, customer service, project management, and executive leadership.

Carol’s extensive experience working with sales teams and customers enables her to relate appropriate products and services to a user environment to solve complex problems, decrease risk, and improve effectiveness. Carol is most comfortable in front of a white board solving challenging problems and designing solutions to meet evolving needs and requirements.

She states, “As a leader in consulting services and resiliency, I believe in doing the right thing. Taking the most appropriate approach for the customer and Dell will always be the best bet in the long run.”

Brett Quinn, Distinguished Member Technical Staff, Dell Technologies Mainframe Storage: Brett Quinn is a Distinguished Member Technical Staff, Dell Technologies Mainframe Products group, PowerMax Engineering. Brett started his career with IBM where as a Systems Engineer working with large systems customers in the Boston area where he built skills in z/OS, System Managed Storage, and relational database management systems.

He has over 35 years of experience with the IBM mainframe platform, the last 26 of which have been with EMC. He has held various positions including technical pre-sales support and product management, and he helped establish the EMC EMEA Executive Briefing Center in Cork, Ireland.

His area of expertise is in PowerMax advanced replication technology, where he focuses on customer requirements and application of this technology to solve complex business continuance problems.

Brett holds 25 patents in the area of storage replication technology and is a frequent speaker at SHARE, GSE UK, and Dell Technologies World.  He is a graduate of the Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and marketing.

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