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What's new in RACF


Presentation

Mark Nelson from IBM RACF Development, returns to the conference to provide us with an update on what's new in RACF! This session will cover these new RACF functions in z/OS V2.3: RACF Parmlib for the RACF data set names and range tables, greater granularity for field-level access control, SETROPTS ENHANCEDGENERICOWNER, the WORKATTR e-mail address field, consistent UID(0) reporting, security deployment descriptor, and changes to the certificate authority certificates that RACF places in the RACF data set.

We will finish with a brief discussion of Pervasive Encryption on z/OS, focusing on data set encryption.

(FA)

Stream: Enterprise Security
Room: Monza
Time: 10:45 - 11:45

Attachments

GSE 2017 FA What's New in RACF.pdf

Speakers


  • Mark Nelson at IBM USA
  • Mark Nelson, CISSP®, CSSLP® is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM's z/OS® Security Server Design and Development Team in Poughkeepsie NY, where he has spent the past 28 years working on RACF®. Mark's focus with RACF has been on auditing and data analysis (IRRDBU00, IRRADU00, RACFICE), RACF's Health Checks, RACF/DB2, and RACF's support for digital certificates. Mark is an active speaker on RACF, having spoken to user groups and IBM field representatives on four continents, and has received several SHARE "Best Session" awards, six-and-a-half "Top Gun/Best Session" awards from the Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo, three GSE "Best Vendor Session" awards, and was the 1999 recipient of the Vanguard "Chairman's Award". Mark is a co-author of the book "Mainframe Security for Security Experts: A Introduction to RACF", has helped write several Redbooks, and has published articles in NaSPA's Technical Support, z/Journal, and IBM's Hot Topics. Mark is the director of the Mid-Hudson Valley IBM Club Chorus and a private pilot. Mark is also a world record holder in the "Hokey Pokey".


    Email: markan@us.ibm.com

  • Mark Nelson at IBM USA
  • Mark Nelson, CISSP®, CSSLP® is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM's z/OS® Security Server Design and Development Team in Poughkeepsie NY, where he has spent the past 28 years working on RACF®. Mark's focus with RACF has been on auditing and data analysis (IRRDBU00, IRRADU00, RACFICE), RACF's Health Checks, RACF/DB2, and RACF's support for digital certificates. Mark is an active speaker on RACF, having spoken to user groups and IBM field representatives on four continents, and has received several SHARE "Best Session" awards, six-and-a-half "Top Gun/Best Session" awards from the Vanguard Enterprise Security Expo, three GSE "Best Vendor Session" awards, and was the 1999 recipient of the Vanguard "Chairman's Award". Mark is a co-author of the book "Mainframe Security for Security Experts: A Introduction to RACF", has helped write several Redbooks, and has published articles in NaSPA's Technical Support, z/Journal, and IBM's Hot Topics. Mark is the director of the Mid-Hudson Valley IBM Club Chorus and a private pilot. Mark is also a world record holder in the "Hokey Pokey".


    Email: markan@us.ibm.com

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