Securing Db2 for z/OS Data: Encryption – and Much More

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Session title: Securing Db2 for z/OS Data: Encryption – and Much More

Session abstract: How can you effectively secure Db2 for z/OS-managed data? Encryption is an important part of that story, but there’s more – plenty more.

In this session you’ll learn about various aspects of Db2 data encryption, and you’ll also learn the importance of privilege management, client authentication, column masks, row permissions. auditing, application architecture, test data management, and RACF (or equivalent) management of Db2-internal security.

Speaker bio: Robert Catterall is a Principal Db2 for z/OS Technical Specialist with IBM. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company’s Db2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent Db2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of the International Db2 Users Group (IDUG), and a member of IDUG’s Speakers Hall of Fame. He presents frequently at conferences and user group meetings, and blogs about Db2 for z/OS at