Multi-Factor Authentication: Best Practices for the IBM i - Joe Hertvik & Lloyd Ramdarie

Security breaches caused by compromised passwords are driving IBM i shops to implement stronger user authentication practices, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA).   

Many regulatory standards—such as PCI DSS, GDPR, and CCPA—also require user authentication techniques found in multi-factor authentication (MFA) and two-factor authentication (2FA) systems. And governmental entities such as the United States government are mandating MFA protection be used for critical systems. 

Depending on which regulatory or governmental entities cover your industry, you may soon need to implement an IBM i multi-factor authentication system.  

In this webinar, we’ll discuss several best practices for evaluating and implementing MFA on IBM I, including:

• What is MFA and how does it protect my IBM i?

• MFA versus SFA & 2FA

• Possible pitfalls when implementing MFA

• IBM i best practices for MFA

Lloyd Ramdarie

IBM i Technical Support Team Member, Software Engineering of America

Lloyd Ramdarie is an IBM i Technical Support team member at Software Engineering of America. His background includes working in IBM i space for quite a number years with a large extent of his experience coming from heavy involvement with securing the IBM i. He is a seasoned IT professional who can utilize his vast experiences and expertise to help you implement the very best end to end security solutions in the IBM i environment.

Joe Hertvik

Hertvik & Associates

Joe Hertvik, PMP is the owner of Hertvik & Associates, an IT administration and infrastructure consultancy, specializing in IBM i and network management. He has managed IBM i hardware and network systems for Fortune 500 and private companies for 20+ years. 

Joe has written more than 1000 articles covering IBM I, networking & project management topics, making him a go-to reference for IBM i & infrastructure information.


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