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