Getting Started with z/OS Data Set Encryption

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 10 December 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460222
ISBN-13: 9780738460222
IBM Form #: SG24-8410-01
(252 pages)

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Authors: Bill White, Cecilia Carranza Lewis, Eysha Shirrine Powers, David Rossi, Eric Rossman, Andy Coulsonr, Jacky Doll, Brad Habbershow, Thomas Liu, Ryan McCarry, Philippe Richard, Romoaldo Santos, Isabel Arnold, Kasper Lindberg

z/OS Data Set Encryption


This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of data protection through encryption and IBM Z® pervasive encryption with a focus on IBM z/OS® data set encryption. It describes how the various hardware and software components interact in a z/OS data set encryption environment.

In addition, this book concentrates on the planning and preparing of the environment and offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in z/OS data set encryption environments.

This publication is intended for IT architects, system programmer, and security administrators who plan for, deploy, and manage security on the Z platform. The reader is expected to have a basic understanding of IBM Z security concepts.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Protecting data in today's IT environment
Chapter 2. Identifying components and release levels
Chapter 3. Planning for z/OS data set encryption
Chapter 4. Preparing for z/OS data set encryption
Chapter 5. Deploying z/OS data set encryption
Chapter 6. Auditing z/OS data set encryption
Chapter 7. Maintaining encrypted data sets
Chapter 8. Maintaining the ICSF environment
Chapter 9. Maintaining data set encryption keys with ICSF
Chapter 10. IBM Enterprise Key Management Foundation Web Edition
Appendix A. Troubleshooting
Appendix B. Sample REXX scripts for creating DATA and CIPHER keys

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