How to Hack Db2 for z/OS: Lessons We Can Draw From Mainframe Hackers

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Session title: How to Hack Db2 for z/OS: Lessons We Can Draw From Mainframe Hackers

Session abstract: The mainframe is often perceived as the world’s most secure platform. The reality, however, is that it is only as secure as you make it.

A group of well-known mainframe hackers shared their experience and lessons learned from the field. In particular, they publicly demonstrated the most common attack vectors for the mainframe. In this presentation we will review their findings and see how these techniques could apply to Db2 for z/OS.

Speaker biography: Emil is a software architect at Broadcom Mainframe Software, member of the IDUG Content Committee, and IBM Champion since 2015.

Emil is an experienced software architect with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in IBM Db2, Agile Methodologies, Databases, and IBM Mainframe. Strong engineering professional with a Ph.D. focused in Mathematical engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague. Emil is also an active member of the International Db2 User Group (IDUG), member of IDUG content committee, speaker at international conferences, and an IBM Champion since 2015.