2024 CICS/Security Track

By Ledina Hido-Evans, IBM, UK and Ralph Amirtharaj, SMT Data, DK
By TBD IBM, IBM

Session Evaluation

Overview of all the new features in the latest CICS TS release including what we have delivered as part of continuous delivery. This will also signpost to all the other talks on the CICS track.

By TBD IBM, IBM

 

Session Evaluation

 CICS TS 6 introduces new security discovery tooling to easily adopt Zero Trust best practices, including role-based definitions in combination with CICS transaction, resource, and command security protection.

By TBD IBM, IBM

Session Evaluation

Each release we focus on the performance of CICS. Hear how advances in the CICS runtime and in the hardware change the performance of your applications and how you can tune CICS to give better performance.

By TBD IBM, IBM

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For decades, boundary or perimeter security was seen to suffice within enterprise security. Not anymore - Zero Trust is here! CICS TS 6 introduces Security Discovery, a tooling with a purpose of building a picture of the users and security being used within your current environments. In this presentation we will show how Resource Security is integral to a Zero Trust security strategy within enterprise security and why Security Discovery is a necessity to getting your CICS environments conforming with it.

By TBD IBM, IBM

Session Evaluation

Java in CICS is constantly improving, this session with look at Java 11 and how recent changes can optimise your experience with Java on the platform.

 

By Gary Mazo, IBM, US

Session Evaluation

Public cloud, Hybrid cloud, “On prem(ise)” - all these buzzwords must mean something to developers. What do they mean to Mainframe developers? This session will explore and demo examples of all three.

By Ledina Hido-Evans, IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

 This session will show you how Ansible scripts and the IBM z/OS CICS collection can easily automate interactions with CICS and collaborate with the rest of the enterprise. We will also cover how the CICS collection, is used in z/OS Cloud Broker to provision CICS regions in Wazi sandbox and other z/OS environments.

By Andrew Smithson, IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

 This session will expand on ways of working with z/OS Connect in production, covering topics such as: monitoring, DevOps, high availability and Hyperscaler Partnerships.

By TBD IBM, IBM

Session Evaluation

Zowe, Ansible, Maven, Gradle, IBM DBB, UCD, Galasa… these are all technologies that can be used in constructing a pipeline for your CICS application. But how do you pull all these elements together to create a compelling, rock-solid architecture? In this session, we will show how these technologies can be used to construct a pipeline based on the good practices and experience of our technical field experts, using a sample program.

By Ledina Hido-Evans, IBM, UK

Session Evaluation

This session will provide background information as to what the z/OS Health Checker is, and all the checks which have been provided by CICS since the first release in 5.4. It will cover a method of controlling which checks are run using CICS tags which provide a new way of adding meta information into your CICS installation.

By TBD IBM, IBM

Session Evaluation

Always wanted to build automated tests but not know where to start, In this session we will start with just a laptop and by the end of the session will have built a set of automated tests for z/OS using just open source tooling that you can access today.  All the source code and configuration that is created for the session will be shared so you can use this as a starting point and start building your own tests!