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Course Catalog » Cryptography Curriculum » Cryptography Series


1 hour



This course begins by discussing the evolution of encryption, describing its importance, benefits and how pervasive encryption has only recently become a viable solution for organizations looking to meet data security requirements and compliance regulations.

Major components of the z14 infrastructure are provided, describing how at-rest, and in-flight data associated with those components supports new and existing encryption capabilities.


This course is suitable for a wide range of people - from business managers, and security specialists, to general IT workers, who need both an overview of pervasive encryption capabilities, and a more technical look at how it is integrated into the latest IBM Z mainframe infrastructure.


A general understanding of the organization's IT infrastructure and data processing requirements.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of implementing a pervasive encryption solution
  • Describe how IBM Z mainframe platforms and their components support encryption practices

Course Content

Pervasive Encryption

Importance of Encryption

Selective vs Pervasive Encryption

Pervasive Encryption Benefits

Implementing Encryption for z/OS Data Sets

Encryption Using RACF Profiles and DFSMS Data Classes

Encryption on z/VM, Linux on Z and z/TPF platforms

Course Catalog » Cryptography Curriculum » Cryptography Series
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