Leveraging Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 03 January 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738456551
ISBN-13: 9780738456553
IBM Form #: REDP-5431-00
(36 pages)

Authors: Lydia Parziale


Integrated Cryptographic Service Facility (ICSF) is a part of the IBM® z/OS® operating system that provides cryptographic functions for data security, data integrity, personal identification, digital signatures, and the management of cryptographic keys. Together with the cryptography features of the IBM Z family, it provides secure, high-performance cryptographic functions (such as the loading of master key values) that enable the hardware features to be used by applications.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication briefly describes ICSF and the key elements of z/OS that address different security needs. The audience for this publication is cryptographic administrators and security administrators, and those in charge of auditing security in an organization.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. IBM Z hardware cryptography implementation
Chapter 3. Auditing
Chapter 4. ICSF and cryptographic governance

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