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z/OS Security

This module explains the basic concepts of security and how they have been implemented on the IBM Z hardware and the z/OS operating system and its components. The module is structured to develop the student's understanding of information security from a business implementation perspective. This module is based on the text “Introduction to the New Mainframe: Security” which is available here. The topics covered in this module include:

  •          Security Concepts and Elements of Security

  •          How the hardware and architecture support security

  •          zSeries Operating Systems Security Overview

  •          Security Related Components of z/OS – Overview

  •          SAF and RACF

  •          Unix System Services Security

  •          Communications and Network Security

  •          Application Security

  •          Legal Issues

  •          Wrap-up/Conclusion – General discussion


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