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DBA meets 007 - Data Encryption in DB2 for z/OS. (B05)

Topic: 2008 EU

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2008-10-14 (11:45 - 12:45)
SPEAKERS: Adrian Collett (Expertise4IT s.r.l.)

Data security and data encryption are todayís BIG buzz words; and as with most buzz words, that means trouble for the DB2 DBA! Are you being asked to encrypt data in your environment? Are you, the humble DBA, expected to know everything about encryption as well as about DB2? Then come along to this "beginners guide" to Data Encryption and find out how it works, and how it doesnít, in DB2 for z/OS!Through 2 simple examples this presentation will provide you with practical tips and examples on implementing encryption in DB2; it will highlight itís effect on normal DBA operations such as performance and recovery and will give you a thorough understanding of the intricacies surrounding encryption key management.By the end of the session not only will you know how to use DB2ís Data Encryption but more importantly you will also know when to use it and how to decide whether it is appropriate for your needs.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate


Understand the basics of data encryption; the different techniques used and the reasons behind using it - who's the enemy?

Understand how Data Encryption can be implemented in DB2 for z/OS by using the built-in functions introduced in V8

Understand the complexities and difficulties of Encryption Key Management when using DB2ís Built-in Functions and the challenges that it poses to DBAs and Developers alike.

Understand the impact on performance, recovery and other operational considerations of implementing encryption using the DB2 built-in functions.

Understand what are the available alternatives to DB2ís Data Encryption and how to decide whether the use of the DB2 Data Encryption built-in functions is an appropriate solution for your needs.

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