The Georgia RACF User Group (GARUG) was created to serve
the professional education needs of the RACF community in Georgia
and surrounding states. GARUG usually meets in Atlanta, GA.
Points of Contact:
Simon Dodge, SiCon, Inc.
Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.
Swanepoel, Norfolk Southern (Consultant)
Tuesday, September 19,
Sponsored by ASPG
1200 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
RACF Custom Fields
Common Vulnerabilities in RACF
Julie Bergh, IBM
S. Hansel, RSH Consulting
Julie Bergh, IBM
RACF Custom Fields
Do you wish you could easily
store your own installation-defined data in RACF profiles in
the RACF database? Then RACF custom fields are just what you
need. This presentation will discuss how to define RACF custom
fields for USER and GROUP profiles in the RACF database. You
will learn how to tailor the names and attributes of the
custom fields to suit your purposes and how to store your
relevant information in the RACF profiles.
Common Vulnerabilities in
Explore the many RACF options
you can set with SETROPTS. Learn what to activate and what to
avoid. Find out how the options affect logging, access
controls, performance, and passwords. Receive recommendations
for setting each option. Hear how your peers are using these
options. Bring a copy of your own SETROPTS LIST to gain the
most from this presentation.
Find out about the latest and
greatest features and functionality in the most recent
releases of RACF.
Laurie Ward, IBM
Laurie Ward, CISSP, is a software engineer in the IBM z
Systems Center for Secure Engineering in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Previously, she worked for 27 years doing design and
development of the RACF product for z/OS and z/VM.
Julie is IBM's Lead World Wide z Systems Security Champion,
has worked for IBM for the past 15 years and has many more
years prior to that in the private sector. Julie is a
certified IT specialist and has a Master's Degree in
Information Systems management. Prior to joining IBM, Julie
worked at a variety of large companies (e. g., GMAC,
MasterCard) where her roles ranged from programming and system
programming to IT Internal Auditing and IT Management. In
recent years, Julie's efforts have been related to z System
Security Migrations and Security Product Technical Sales, and
as a result has broad experience engaging all levels of the
customer organization from the C-Suite, to Security Management
and to front line Security Analysts. Julie has experience in
both customer and provider aspects of IBM's z Systems
Security, and possesses deep skills in z/OS, RACF, ACF2 and
Top Secret administration.
Hansel, RSH Consulting
Robert S. Hansel is the leading RACF Specialist and founder of RSH
Consulting, Inc., a firm he established in 1992 and dedicated
to helping clients strengthen their IBM z/OS mainframe access
controls by fully exploiting all the capabilities and latest
innovations in RACF. He has worked with IBM mainframes since
1976 and in information systems security since 1981. Mr.
Hansel began working with RACF in 1986 and has been a RACF
administrator, manager, auditor, instructor, developer, and
consultant. He has reviewed, implemented, and enhanced RACF
controls for major insurance firms, financial institutions,
utilities, payment card processors, universities, hospitals,
and international retailers. Mr. Hansel is especially skilled
at redesigning and refining large-scale implementations of
RACF using role-based access control concepts. He has also
created elaborate automated tools to assist clients with RACF
administration, database merging, identity management, and
Contact Robert Hansel
- Phone: 617-969-8211
Registration is requested to ensure sufficient refreshments
and handouts are available.
For those who wish to take
public transportation, the closest MARTA station is the Arts
Center Transit Station.
For those who are driving, it is
recommended you park at Colony Square (underground parking),
which is located across the street from Norfolk Southern.
Enter the Norfolk Southern
building at the front entrance on Peachtree Street. Tell
security at the front desk you are attending the GARUG
meeting and present a government-issued photo ID card. You will receive a visitor badge. Someone from
Norfolk Southern's RACF team will escort you to the meeting
Map - Atlanta - Norfork Southern
For questions related to the
meeting location, contact Pieter Swanepoel
- Phone: (W)404-897-3092
Past Meetings Agendas:
Dates, sponsors, topics, and speakers
from our past meetings.