This residency will explore the z/OS data set encrytion aspect of pervasive encryption from a deployment and operational perspective. The experience gained through the residency will be capture as an IBM Redbooks publication to show how to get started with z/OS data set encryption.
The tentative areas that will be covered, include:
- Overview of z/OS data set encryption
- Planning considerations and guidance
- Deploying z/OS data set encryption
- Managing the z/OS data set encryption environment

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Benefits to Resident


This project will give the residents the opportunity to have access to information regarding IBM Z pervasive encryption. He/she will finish the residency understanding the value of pervasive encryption, and how z/OS data set encryption can best be deployed and used. The residents will be able to applied their newly acquired skills immediately back home.



This residency will produce an IBM Redbooks publication that will discuss pervasive encryption at an archictural level and act as a guide for preparing, deploying, and managing a z/OS data set encryption environment.
Preferred practices and planning considerations, a walk-through of the implementation steps, and operational (usability) scenarios with tools will be included.

Resident Prerequisites

A basic requirement for all residents is the ability to read and clearly express concepts and procedures in common English.


Skills NeededRequested Skill Level
IBM Z pervasive encryption concepts3
z/OS security (access controls, policies, profiles (DFSMS, RACF))4
z/OS data set management4
Encryption key management (ICSF, EKMF)4
Usage of IBM Z security tools (zSecure, QRadar, Guardium)4
Audit processes and regulations3
Encrypted data set life cycle management3

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Documentation Skills

Documentation Skills NeededRequested Doc Skill Level

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Social Media Skills

Social Media Skills NeededRequested Soc Media Skill Level

Scale is 1 = None, 2 = Limited, 3 = Average, 4 = Good and 5 = Excellent.

Start Date
30 Oct 2017

End Date
17 Nov 2017

3 weeks

Residency Location
Poughkeepsie NY, USA

Residency Leader
Bill White

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