by Ori Pomerantz, Barbara Vander Weele, Mark E. Nelson, Tim Hahn.
Published: 28 Dec 2007
The authors illuminate the mainframe’s security model and call special attention to z/OS security techniques that differ from UNIX, Linux, and Windows. They thoroughly introduce IBM’s powerful Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) security subsystem and demonstrate how mainframe security integrates into your enterprise-wide IT security infrastructure. If you’re an experienced system administrator or security professional, there’s no faster way to extend your expertise into “big iron” environments.
- Mainframe basics: logging on, allocating and editing data sets, running JCL jobs, using UNIX System Services, and accessing documentation
- Creating, modifying, and deleting users and groups
- Protecting data sets, UNIX file system files, databases, transactions, and other resources
- Manipulating profiles and managing permissions
- Configuring the mainframe to log security events, filter them appropriately, and create usable reports
- Using auditing tools to capture static configuration data and dynamic events, identify weaknesses, and remedy them
- Creating limited-authority administrators: how, when, and why