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11530: How to Detect Attempted Mainframe Intrusions

Friday, August 10, 2012: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Platinum Ballroom Salon 8 (Anaheim Marriott Hotel)
Speaker: Paul Robichaux(NewEra Software, Inc.)

This presentation will focus on Policy-based Network Management and the use of its primary component The Policy Agent (PAGENT) as a tool for detecting and reporting attempted Mainframe Intrusions.

Attendees will learn the following:

  • The role of Policy-based Information System Management
  • The architecture and elements of a Policy-based Network
  • The components of PAGENT and their functional use
  • The relationship between PAGENT and one or more TCP/IP Stacks
  • The function of the Traffic Regulation Management Daemon (TRMD)
  • The types of Intrusions that can be detected by PAGENT/TRMD
  • How to determine if PAGENT is active on your system
  • How to create a PAGENT Configuration
  • How to create an Intrusion Detection Services (IDS) Policy
  • How to authorize the use of PAGENT and needed resources
  • How to START the PAGENT Procedure (PROC)
  • How to conduct a Penetration Test
  • How to Query/Display Intrusion Reports

The content of this presentation is derived from the following generally available source materials:

  • z/OS Communications Server IP Configuration Guide, version 1 Release 13, Document Number SC31-8775-19
  • z/OS V1R13 Communications Server TCP/IP Implementation: Volume 4 Security and Policy-based Networking Redbook
  • V1R13 IBM Configuration Assistant for z/OS Communications Server

Tracks: Data Center and IT Management and Security and Compliance
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