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Cryptography – Pervasive Encryption z/OS 2.5


1 hour



This course begins by discussing the evolution of encryption, describing its importance, benefits and how pervasive encryption is today, a viable solution for organizations looking to meet data security requirements and compliance regulations. Major components of the z16 infrastructure are provided, describing how at-rest, and in-flight data associated with those components supports new and existing encryption capabilities.


This course is suitable for a wide range of people – from business managers, and security specialists, to general IT workers, who need both an overview of pervasive encryption capabilities, and a more technical look at how it is integrated into the latest IBM Z mainframe infrastructure.


A general understanding of the organization’s IT infrastructure and data processing requirements.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of implementing a pervasive encryption solution
  • Describe how IBM Z mainframe platforms and their components support encryption practices

Course Content

Pervasive Encryption

Importance of Encryption
Selective vs Pervasive Encryption
Pervasive Encryption Benefits
Implementing Encryption for z/OS Data Sets
Encryption Using RACF Profiles and DFSMS Data Classes
Encryption on z/VM, z/VSE, Linux on IBM Z and z/TPF platforms
Coupling Facility Encryption
Network Encryption
APIs that use Cryptographic Services
CP Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF)
Crypto Express Cards