Security and Encryption for the Future
Since 2013, 14.7 billion records have been breached and the average cost of a breach was $3.86 million. In this session, participants will learn methods to strategically secure their data and move from selective to pervasive encryption, a practice that can reduce the risks associated with undiscovered or misclassified sensitive data; make it more difficult for attackers to identify sensitive data; help protect all of an organization’s digital assets; and significantly reduce the cost of compliance.
Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Shaker Heights, Ohio USA
Secure Z! Escape Room Experience
In this collaborative Escape Room experience, participants play the roles of newly hired z/OS security professionals at the fictitious company, Mock-Up Services Enterprises (M.U.S.E.), investigating a possible insider threat to a massive data breach. It’s a fun mix of logic puzzles and security best practices on the mainframe.
This collaborative experience provides a holistic introduction to security practices on z/OS, including challenges covering secure service through the IBM Z Security Portal, secure code integrity within PC and SVC routines, and secure configuration leveraging security health check output from the z/OS Health Checker. There is also a bonus challenge regarding Pervasive Encryption for both data at rest and in flight, leveraging a simulation of QRadar. As lead-in to these challenges, there are a variety of different puzzles and ciphers to encourage each group to work together in this gamification of z/OS security education.
While this session is based on mainframe technologies, it is appropriate for participants without prior experience with z/OS.
Solution Offering Manager, z/OS Security, IBM
Poughkeepsie, New York USA