The steps and techniques needed for mass recovery including Db2 recovery from cyber-attacks

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Session title: The steps and techniques needed for mass recovery including Db2 recovery from cyber-attacks

Session abstract: The challenge of mass Db2 recovery is overwhelming and challenging but rarely is tested. Disaster Recovery testing often occurs multiple times a calendar year, but local recovery testing especially mass application recovery rarely is tested.

Statistically speaking mass Db2 recovery will happen more frequently than an actual disaster, but most organizations are not properly prepared to execute a mass local recovery. In addition, the introduction of ransomware and cyber-attacks have introduced additional recovery opportunity to be prepared for.

This session will go through the process of planning, preparing, and executing a mass Db2 recovery. In addition to traditional laundry list of recovery scenarios ransomware, cyber-attacks and how to properly plan for this type of exposure will be discussed. The ultimate goal is to plan; prepare and be proactive rather than being non-prepared reactive when a mass Db2 recovery is needed to be executed.

Speaker biography: Anthony Ciabattoni is an IBM Certified Executive IT specialist and a current member of the Db2 for z/OS Development SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab with over 29 years of working directly with Db2 for z/OS. His experience includes be a customer lead Db2 architect as well as working in the Db2 for z/OS Tools development lab. He is a recognized Db2 for z/OS SME, 12+ years a member of the IBM Db2 for z/OS Customer Advisory Council and elected 9 straight years as an IBM Information Champion before joining IBM. In Anthony’s current role as a Senior technical advocate for Db2 for z/OS Development Lab he conducts consulting and educational workshops, Db2 health checks, and 360 Continuous Availability studies for worldwide Db2 for z/OS customers as well as a lab advocate to some of IBM’s largest North American customers. He has also presented Db2 topics at IBM worldwide conferences, IDUG (NA, SA, EMEA) and SHARE Conferences (US). Participated in authoring numerous Db2 for z/OS red books and white papers.