RACF

USERS

GROUP

RUGONE

RACF Users Group of the Northeast

 

 

Past Meeting Agendas

 

<<< 30th Anniversary Meeting >>> 

Thursday, June 8, 2017     ** Sponsored by Xlentsoftware **

 

Agenda:

PROGRAM Control

     Bruce Wells, IBM

Closing the Integrity Gap for the Mainframe

     Ray Overby, Key Resources

z/OSMF

     Julie Bergh, IBM

What’s Cool About the CONNECT Command in RACF

     Stu Henderson, The Henderson Group

Simple Steps to Clean Up the RACF Database

     Stu Henderson, The Henderson Group

Pervasive Encryption on z/OS

     Mark Nelson, IBM

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016        *** Sponsored by IBM ***

Agenda:

Help Prevent Possible Breaches: Stronger User Authentication and New Encryption Policy Support

     John Petreshock, IBM

A View from RACF Level 2

     John Reale, III, IBM

Sponsor: RACF is 40 years old but have your security practices stood the test of time?

     Julie Bergh, IBM

40 year History of RACF

     Anne Lescher, IBM, and Rich Guski, GWizards Consulting

UNIXPRIV Class

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016  * Sponsored by Rocket Software *

Agenda:

Secure the z/OS FTP Server BEFORE the Data Breach

     Joel Tilton, DTCC

Top Ten Critical Assessment Findings in z/OS Environments

     Doug Behrends, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Rocket Software Strong Authentication Expert - Up close and personal!

     Steve Kiernan, State Street Bank

Utility Belt - ISRDDN

     Mark Nelson, IBM

A Fresh Look at Erase-on-Scratch

     Mark Nelson, IBM

TSO/E LOGON: What Are My Options?

     Eric Rosenfeld, IBM

 

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  * Sponsored by CA Technologies

Agenda:

My Adventures with TCP/IP Port Security and RACF on z/OS

     Joel Tilton, DTCC

RACF Administrative Authorities

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Content Aware Security: Managing Security by What's Inside the Data

     Paul Rauchet, CA Technologies

 

 

Thursday, June 4, 2015     *** Sponsored by CorreLog ***

 

Agenda:

z/OS UNIX System Services Security 50.5 (Only half as introductory as UNIX Security 101!)

     Bruce Wells, IBM

Taking the "Sword" out of "Password"

     Bruce Wells, IBM

DB2 for z/OS Security: New Ways to Protect Your Assets

     Gayathiri Chandran, IBM

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Sponsor: Bridge the Gap: How to Use a Product You Already Own to Enhance z/OS Security

     George Faucher, CorreLog

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014     *** Sponsored by NewEra ***

Agenda:

RACF Monitoring & Reporting

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

SETROPTS

     James Brislin, Phoenix Life Insurance Companies

DSMON

     Dave Bell, The Hartford

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014           *** Sponsored by Vanguard ***

Agenda:

Auditing CICS Security for Best Practices

     Phil Emrich, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Introduction to RACROUTE

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Sponsor Product Presentation

     Vanguard Integrity Professionals

 

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013           *** Sponsored by IBM ***

Agenda:

APPL Class

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Warning: Mainframe Data Leakage Poses Significant Risk

     Rich Guski, GWizards Consulting

RACFVARS

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

TSO & RACF

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

IRRXUTIL

     Bruce Wells, IBM

Controlling z/OS Unix Daemons & Servers

     Bruce Wells, IBM

IBM Security zSecure suite 2.1: Demonstrating Governance, Risk and Compliance on your Mainframe

     Anne Lescher, IBM

 

Thursday, May 30, 2013      ** Sponsored by SSH and SDS **

Agenda:

Common Holes in RACF Protection

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Panel Discussion: Outsourcing & RACF

     Moderator: Jim Brislin, Phoenix Home Life

A View from RACF Level 2

     John Reale, III, IBM

z/OS Security outside of SAF and RACF

     Dave Rivard, SSH Communication Security

 

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012      ** Sponsored by Vanguard **

Agenda:

Protecting JES Resources with RACF

     Jim McNeill, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Protecting SDSF Resources using RACF

     Jim McNeill, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

As Cool as Ice: Analyzing your RACF® Data Using DFSORT™ and ICETOOL

     Mark Nelson, IBM

IRRHFSU

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Sponsor Presentation

     Vanguard Integrity Professionals

 

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012      *** Sponsored by Xbridge ***

Agenda:

Is your z/OS System Secure?

     Barry Schrager, Xbridge Systems

Replacing BPX.DEFAULT.USER

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

UNIXPRIV Class

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

Enhanced z/OS UNIX File System Security

     Frederick Lates III, IBM

RACF & Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

Sponsor Presentation

     Barry Schrager, Xbridge Systems

 

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011      *** Sponsored by RSH ***

 

Agenda:

RACF Authorization Logic

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

RACF Command Tips

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.

IMS and RACF: Perfect Together

     Maida Snapper, IBM

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      *** Sponsored by Type80 ***

Agenda:

Stu Henderson's Clear Explanation of Encryption and Digital Certificates

     Stu Henderson, The Henderson Group

How to Break Into z/OS via USS, TCP/IP, and the Internet

     Stu Henderson, The Henderson Group

How to Secure Mainframe FTP

     Stu Henderson, The Henderson Group

The IBM Health Checker for z/OS, IRRXUTIL, and You

     Mark Nelson, IBM

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010      *** Sponsored by Voltage ***

Agenda:

System z Security: More Than Just Access Control

     Rich Guski, GWiz Consulting

RACF 'Always Call' History

     Rich Guski, GWiz Consulting

How We Deleted Two-Thirds of Our User IDs and Lived to Talk About It!

     Dave Buehl, IBM

RACF Cleanup Roundtable

     Moderator: Dave Bell, The Hartford

RACF Update

     Russ Hardgrove, IBM

Encryption 101

     Phil Smith, Voltage

Sponsor Product Presentation

     Phil Smith, Voltage 

 

 

Thursday, May 20, 2010                  *** Sponsored by CA ***

Agenda:

Compliance and the Mainframe

     Bob Kleamovich, CA

RACF Performance Tuning

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

     Kim Worm, IBM

LDAP: User Experience

     George Kash

Operate Lean with CA Compliance Manager for z/OS

     Bob Kleamovich, CA

 

 

Thursday, November 12, 2009         *** Sponsored by IBM ***

Agenda:

FACILITY Class

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

MS-Access & RACF Unload

     George Kash

RACF Custom Fields

     Laurie Ward, IBM

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

 

 

Thursday, April 23, 2009                   *** Sponsored by EKC ***

Agenda:

Unix File System Security

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACLIST 101 (aka RACLIST Bootcamp)

     Russ Hardgrove, IBM

RACF Level 2 Update (aka a View from RACF lvl2)

     Russ Hardgrove, IBM

 

 

Thursday, October 16, 2008

 

Agenda:

WebSphere Application Server Security

     Mike Kearney, IBM

Circumventing RACF Protection

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

 

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2008                       *** Sponsored by SSH ***

 

Agenda:

RACF & Storage Administration

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Roundtable Discussions

     Dave Bell, IBM

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Program Control & PADS

     Walt Farrell, IBM

Who Should You Trust?

     Walt Farrell, IBM

SSH Product Presentation

     Dave Rivard, SSH Communications Security

 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2007  ** Sponsored by Vanguard **

 

Agenda:

RACF, TCP/IP, and The SERVAUTH Class

     Jim McNeill, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

RACF and DB2: Teamed for Security

     Mark Nelson, IBM

The Impact of Regulatory Compliance on Database Administration

     Joe Brockert, Neon Enterprise Software Inc.

Product Presentation

     Jim McNeill, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

 

 

<<< 20th Anniversary Meeting >>>

Thursday, May 17, 2007                      *** Sponsored by CA ***

 

Agenda: DFSORT and ICETOOL

     Robert Whittle, RSH Consulting

RACF Utilities

     Robert Hansel, RSH Consulting

Product Presentation

      Bob Kleamovich, CA

Digital Certificates Basics and RACDCERT

     Wai Choi, IBM

SMF Unload and XML

     Walt Farrell, IBM

 

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2006             *** Sponsored by EKC ***

 

Agenda: Common Holes in RACF Defenses

     Robert Hansel, RSH Consulting

Emergency Access & Audit Reporting

     James Croteau, EKC

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF and z/OS UNIX: Integrated More Than You May Know

     Bruce Wells, IBM

Product Presentation

     EKC

 

 

Thursday, October 6, 2005 * Sponsored by Rocket Software *

 

Agenda: Consoles & Operator Commands

     Robert Hansel & Robert Whittle, RSH Consulting

IBM Health Checker for z/OS

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Requirements

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Passtickets: The road to single-sign-on

     George Boitano, Rocket Software

Product Presentation: IBM Tivoli Security Administrator for RACF

     Steve Bice, Rocket Software

 

 

Thursday, June 9, 2005                    ** Sponsored by Consul **

 

Agenda: Top 10 RACF MVS and RACF Issues to Audit

     Reese Meadows,  Consul Risk Management

The Things We Do for Compliance

     Reese Meadows,  Consul Risk Management

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

z/OS LDAP

     Jonathon Cottrell, IBM

Consul Product Presentation

     Reese Meadows,  Consul Risk Management

 

 

Thursday, October 21, 2004   * Sponsored by Beta Systems *

 

Agenda: CICS & RACF - The Basics

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

DSSO - SSO

     Martin Kosiak, Beta Systems

Roundtable: Using HR Data to Manage Security & RACF

     Dave Bell, The Hartford

RACF: More Dynamic Than Ever

     Laurie Ward, IBM

MLS Update (z/OS R5 and z/OS R6)

     George Markouizos, IBM

Beta Systems Product Presentation

     Louis Bolla, Beta Systems

 

 

Thursday, May 20, 2004        *** Sponsored by Vanguard ***

 

Agenda: FACILITY Class

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

CICS Inter-region Communication & RACF

     Phil Emrich, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF & Websphere

     Phil Emrich, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Vanguard Product Presentation

     Phil Emrich, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

 

 

Wednesday, October 8, 2003                 ** Sponsored by

 Infosec & RSH Software **

 

Agenda: RACF & Unix System Services

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Unix System Services File Security & RACF

     Bruce Wells, IBM

LDAP

     Jay Brodfueher, IBM

Automatic RACF Database Cleanup

     John Busse, Infosec

Product Presentations

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

     John Busse, Infosec

 

 

Thursday, June 12, 2003

 

Agenda: RACF & JES - Part II

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Profile Efficiency

     Guus Bonnes, BCSC

Sysplex Support for RACF

     Guus Bonnes, BCSC

SAF Trace

     Russ Hardgrove, IBM

Automatic Assignment of uid/gid

     Bruce Wells, IBM

 

 

Thursday, March 6, 2003                *** Sponsored by ASPG ***

 

Agenda: RACF & JES

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF Roundtable - Policy Compliance Monitoring

     Ken Bornhorst, MetLife

The World of Program Control & PADS

     Walt Farrell, IBM

RACF Update

     Walt Farrell, IBM

Product Presentation & Demonstration

     ASPG Representatives

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2002     *** Sponsored by SYSTOR ***

 

Agenda: TCPIP and RACF

     Stu Henderson, The Henderson Group

Trends Driving Security on zSeries

     Rich Guski, IBM

Product Presentation & Demonstration

     Systor Representatives

 

 

Thursday, May 21, 2002

 

Agenda: RACF Command Tips

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF Basics: RACF & CICS

     Phil Emrich, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

The Continuing Saga of PKI on z/OS

     Christine Marjsek, IBM

RACF & CICS - Advanced Topics

     Phil Emrich, Vanguard Integrity Professionals

 

 

Thursday, February 12, 2002

 

Agenda: RACF Basics: General Resources

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Tivoli Identity Management

     Dan TumSuden, IBM

A RACFers View of DB2 Security

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF & DB2

     Randy Love, IBM

 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2001   * Sponsored by Access360 *

 

Agenda: RACF Basics: Administrative Authorities

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF SETROPTS Options

     David J Bell, RSH Consulting

RACF History

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Product Presentation & Demonstration

     Access360 Representatives

 

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2001                    *** Sponsored by BMC ***

 

Agenda: RACF Basics: Dataset Protection

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Kerberos & IBM's Network Authentication Services

     Paul de Graaff, IBM

Roundtable: Merging RACF Databases

     David J. Bell, RSH Consulting

Product Presentation & Demonstration

     BMC Representatives

 

 

Thursday, April 12, 2001            *** Sponsored by ENTACT ***

 

Agenda: RACF Basics: Access Monitoring & Reporting

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Intro to DFSORT & ICETOOLS

     Brandt W. Onorato, RSH Consulting

RACF Emergency Access for Application Support Staff

     David J. Bell, RSH Consulting

Data Mining the RACF Data Base and RACF Audit Data with RACFICE

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Product Presentation & Demonstration

     ENTACT Representatives

 

 

Thursday, September 28, 2000

 

Agenda: Introduction to RACF

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

OS/390-MVS Penetration & Security

     Peter Goldis, Goldis Consulting Services

RACF Emergency Access for Application Support Staff

     David J. Bell, RSH Consulting

RACF Future Directions

     Linda Ryan-Doolittle, IBM

 

 

Thursday, June 22, 2000

 

Agenda: TCP/IP Intro & Security

     RSH Consulting

MQSeries & RACF

     Stuart Jones, IBM

RACF and Erase on Scratch in the Modern Storage World

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

 

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2000

 

Agenda: Using REXX with the RACF Database Unload

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF & IBM Websphere

     Rich Ardini, IBM

RACF Round Table

     David J. Bell, The Hartford

Life of a Job - Batch & NJE Security

     RSH Consulting

 

 

Tuesday, September 28, 1999

 

Agenda: Advanced General Resources

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF & SDSF

     Vanguard Integrity Professionals

Release Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Round Table

     David J. Bell, The Hartford

 

 

Thursday, June 24, 1999           *** Sponsored by PASSGO ***

 

Agenda: RACF & Storage Administration

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Open Discussion

     David J. Bell, The Hartford

RACF Utilities

     Brandt W. Onorato, RSH Consulting

RACF Release Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

PASSGO Security Products

     PASSGO Representatives

 

 

Tuesday, February 23, 1999

 

Agenda: RACF & CICS

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

Undiscovered RACF Treasures (RRSF, SEARCH, ICETOOL)

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Release Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Common Holes in RACF Defenses

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

 

 

Tuesday, October 20, 1998

 

Agenda: RACF Performance Tuning

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF & Disaster Recovery

     Vanguard Integrity Professionals

RACF Tools for Auditors

     Mark Nelson, IBM

RACF Release Update

     Mark Nelson, IBM

Customizing RACF

     Vanguard Integrity Professionals

 

 

Tuesday, June 23, 1998

 

Agenda: MVS Integrity & Security

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF Tables & Started Task Identification & Control

     Brandt W. Onorato, RSH Consulting

Group Discussion of RACF & YR2K Issues

     Donna Finley, Liberty Mutual Insurance

RACF & OpenEdition

     Alan Dooley, IBM

 

 

Thursday, February 24, 1998

 

Agenda: Implementing RACF with CA-Endevor

     Brandt W. Onorato, RSH Consulting

Centralized Security Administration for Network Devices: A Growing Problem We All Face

     David J. Bell, The Hartford

Streamlining Security Administration - Using RACF for Off-Host Security

     Bill Semigolsky, Blockade Systems

RACF & DB2 - Teamed for Security

     Mark Nelson, IBM

What Data Security Officers Need to Know about Cryptography

     Mark Nelson, IBM

What's on the Horizon for RACF

     Mark Nelson, IBM

 

 

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