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DB2 Encryption on z/OS plus a Real-life Success Story at Verizon Wireless (C08)

Topic: 2009 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2009-5-13 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
SPEAKERS: Karl King (Verizon Wireless), Ernest Mancill (IBM)

Are you being challenged by your business to conform to regulatory compliance initiatives? Is your security officer asking about encryption? Concerned about the impact of encryption on DB2 performance? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this presentation is for you. We’ll begin with a technical overview of encryption terminology and various components. You’ll be shown different z/OS operating system and z/Series hardware elements that comprise IBM’s DB2 on z/OS encryption solution. Next, we’ll discuss the specific encryption implementation effort at Verizon Wireless. We’ll discuss the complete project lifecycle, starting with the solution evaluation, proof of technology, stress test, and ending with phased production implementation across multiple SYSPLEX environments. While we will NOT be discussing any competitive product comparisons, we will be reviewing the results of utility performance measurements and the impact to application SQL performance.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate


Develop a understanding of the fundamental elements and key terminology of IBM’s Encryption solution on z/OS known as ICSF (Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility)

Learn how DB2 on z/OS and the IBM Encryption Tool for DB2 and IMS Databases can interact with the z/OS operating system element (ICSF) and z/Series encryption hardware

Understand the various considerations for evaluating the use of encryption on DB2 on z/OS in a high volume OLTP environment

Describe the various areas impacting performance, administration, and availability considerations associated with the use of encryption for DB2 on z/OS

After an encryption implementation, discover best practices for planning and implementation of ongoing ICSF administration, DB2 object management, and D/R tasks

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