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RACF for z/OS V2.4 Update


Mark Nelson from IBM's RACF Development Team returns to Whittlebury Hall to provide us an update on the latest enhancements in RACF. If you are planning to upgrade to z/OS 2.4, you won't want to miss out on this session. We will enhancements to PassTickets, custom fields, R_admin,  and IRRXUTIL, discuss ACEE modification detection, identity tokens and more! 


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




  • 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 32 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".



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