FTP is a readily available, convenient, and inexpensive technology to transfer files and data sets between z/OS and a virtually unlimited number of other operating system platforms. This session will explore a wide range of aspects related to how FTP works on z/OS with a focus on how you can secure both the FTP environment itself and the individual data transfers that z/OS FTP participates in both as a client and as a server. We will discuss the following topics in this session.
• Why is FTP so Vulnerable?
• Know Which Problem You Need to Solve
• Options for Securing Data at Rest and in Transit
• Steps to Making FTP Compliant
• Encryption for Data At Rest and/or In Transit
Presenter: Colin van der Ross
Colin van der Ross is a Senior Systems Engineer working at Software Diversified Services. His experience ranges from TCPIP, Network Management, Security and Network performance solutions. Prior to working for SDS, Colin worked at a large Bank where he was a Systems programmer specializing mainly on the network area for more than 20 years.
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