Unquestioned history of design and development in mainframe software and security. Member of the Enterprise Executive Magazine’s Mainframe Hall of Fame. Designer and primary author of the ACF2 mainframe security software product in 1978 which has now generated more than $1 billion in revenues. Developed software to improve the RACF and ACF2 security system reporting by access
Unquestioned history of design and development in mainframe software and security. Member of the Enterprise Executive Magazine’s Mainframe Hall of Fame. Designer and primary author of the ACF2 mainframe security software product in 1978 which has now generated more than $1 billion in revenues. Developed software to improve the RACF and ACF2 security system reporting by access analysis and categorization of resources, developed other data security products and contributed to the development of the Shadow SOA product (now from Rocket Software). Experienced company developer -- started SKK in 1978 with 3 employees and built it to 160 employees in five countries, a 60% market share against IBM's RACF and CA's Top Secret, and revenues of $26 million in 1986.
See http://www.share-sec.com/history.html for my history of creating the SHARE requirements and http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/132470 for my interview with the Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota.
Specialties: Mainframe Security (ACF2 and RACF) and Mainframe Software Design and Development. Small (and growing) company management.
Mainframe Security & Software Consultant @ With my history and unparalleled experience in mainframe security, I perform mainframe security reviews, remediation and consulting to organizations regarding the security of their mainframe systems and the design of their software. Within the last year, clients have included John Moores (Founder of BMC Software), Compuware, Correlog, the Vanguard Group, Morgan Stanley and, currently, Bank of America. From August 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) President @ Our main product, DataSniff discovers datasets and databases on z/OS systems that contain PCI, PII and other sensitive information so that they can be deleted, cleansed or controlled properly. This is the first step in Data Loss Prevention and protection of your organization and DataSniff is the only product available for z/OS in this area. From February 2012 to August 2014 (2 years 7 months) Owner @ Performed Security Reviews on z/OS mainframe systems for US Government Agencies and large organizations. From 2009 to 2012 (3 years) Chief Security Architect @ Recruited to facilitate market share growth of business partner IBM in Security mainframe and server space by making RACF software more user-friendly.
Enhanced public image of company by and built valuable business relationships. From 2007 to 2012 (5 years) Security Project Manager & member @ Asked to found the Security Project in SHARE in 1972. After discussions with representatives from many areas, we developed requirements for future IBM Operating Systems. When IBM introduced RACF in 1976 which did not meet the requirements and told me the development group felt they were unachievable, I developed ACF2 to prove that they were achievable. At that time, SHARE did not allow ISV's to participate, so I had to leave SHARE, but came back a few years later when the rules were changed. From 1972 to 2012 (40 years) Vice President @ Put together a team and developed DEADBOLT, an enterprise data security product designed to be an upgrade to IBM's RACF and CA's ACF2 and Top Secret for mainframes but also designed to execute on and secure enterprise servers in a single security image. From 2004 to 2007 (3 years) Product Author @ Enhanced service-oriented, mainframe-based architecture, completing implementation of IBM’s Resource Recovery System, including DB2’s two-phase commit process.
Expanded features to include support for DB2 Large Objects (LOB), IMS ODBA access, and other leading-edge, market differentiating enhancements. From 1999 to 2004 (5 years) Executive Vice President @ Led development of E-SRF/ACF2 and E-SRF/RACF Reporting, a mainframe software product for integrated security event reporting and access analysis. Also developed E-Helpdesk, a product that reduced the load on Help Desk operations by offering a self-service interface. Clients included the Federal Reserve System, Wells Fargo Bank, CIGNA Insurance, and others.
Enabled companies to manage compliance and access with ACF2 and RACF security system add-ons.
Software repeatedly reduced analysis time by factors of 50 to 100. From 1995 to 1999 (4 years) President @ Founder & President, SKK, Inc. -- Designer & Primary author of the ground breaking mainframe security system, ACF2.
SKK was the first independent (non-IBM) security vendor in the industry. Founded SKK with ACF2 and built it into the leading mainframe security supplier. By 1987, ACF2 became the number one security product in the world, installed in over 60% of IBM mainframes worldwide and had revenues of $27 million.
Under my leadership, SKK also developed the first VM Security System, ACF2/VM and also ACF2/VSE. SKK also developed the first Operating System Auditing Product, Examine/MVS - now known as CA-Auditor.
SKK was aquired by UCCEL in 1987 and subsequently, UCCEL was acquired by Computer Associates. From 1978 to 1987 (9 years) Assistant Director -- Computer Center @ Managed Datacenter which provided services to faculty and students. Improved services while transforming Computer Center from chronically over-budget organization to one that was consistently under-budget by as much as $250K.
Developed first mainframe TSO products with interactive facilities for batch jobs, including job submission and output retrieval -- the JES2/TSO Interface Package (J/TIP) -- used by GE Timesharing to launch their entry into IBM timesharing market space and licensed by IBM for their internal datacenters.
In 1972 was asked to form the SHARE Security Project and led project in developing the security requirements for future IBM Operating Systems. These included protection by default and generic pattern masking for determining what security rules to apply to dataset or resource access. When IBM's RACF, which was introduced in 1976, did not meet these requirements, I developed ACF2 to prove they were achievable. From 1968 to 1978 (10 years)
MS, Applied Mathematics @ Northwestern University From 1968 to 1972 BS, Physics @ University of Illinois at Chicago From 1964 to 1968 Barry Schrager is skilled in: ACF2, Information Security Management, Software Development, Software Design, Executive Management, Security, Mainframe Data Discovery, Mainframe, Computer Security, Cloud Computing, Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, DB2, Enterprise Software, Disaster Recovery
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