Webcast – What’s New in Crypto for z/OS?

Our marketing people are having another of their fine webcasts. This one tells you about what sort of new encryption technology is available for protecting data on z/OS mainframes. It's sponsored by IBM and will take place at 10 a.m. (Pacific) on November 15, 2011 and will last for 60 miniutes. If this sounds interesting, you can sign up for this event here.

Here's an overview of what this webcast will cover:

Mainframes remain the core of business-critical operations in most of the world's largest and most successful enterprises, including those in banking, insurance, healthcare, and retail. But as IT management will attest, there can be issues with complexity when it comes to securing critical information on the mainframes running on z/OS.

Implementing an encryption solution can be disruptive to business operations and require hundreds of lines of code to acquire and store keys and perform cryptographic operations. Adding to the complexity are the deep expertise and highly specialized knowledge needed to keep all the moving parts working. Not only that, roughly 80% of z/OS customers use CICS, yet many vendors offer no developer abstraction to make it easy to encrypt from CICS transactions.

In this webcast we'll discuss proven strategies for easily implementing data security in the z/OS environment.

We'll also cover:

  • Extending the proven security and defenses of the mainframe to protect information assets against new world threat to data 
  • Pros and cons of various types of encryption and key management
  • Achieving system interoperability with a data security platform approach
  • Simplified key management that virtually eliminates key management issues
  • A native z/OS encryption implementation that's easy to use with CICS or any z/OS environment

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