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This Month's Webcast Schedule
Another full slate of webcasts for NewEra products, 
including five new z Exchange webcasts.

LINK to z Exchange Presenters' Slides and Recordings

Our August Schedule is subject to change as we will not present webcasts during  Share Virtual dates, which are to be determined at this time.

Tuesdays at 12 pm Eastern (9 am Pacific)
Are You Doing All You Can to Protect Your Critical z/OS Datasets and Files?

Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific)
z/OS Cybersecurity Defenses in Depth - Better Safe than Sorry!

Wednesdays at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific)
*MY Applications - Portals into the ICE Data Space

Thursdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am EDT) and 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
Multi-Factor Edit - Enhance z/OS Security
Multi-Factor Edit (MFE) is new and just one of the many of The Control Editor features that protect the most critical resources (Datasets, Files and Libraries), exceeding the effectiveness of RACF, ACF2 and Top Secret.

The z Exchange in August
Tuesday, August 11 at 12 pm Eastern (9 am Pacific)
z/OSMF 2.4 Security Setup
Presenter: Julie Bergh - Rocket Software
​This webcast will have Julie describing from a security viewpoint what is required to set up z/OSMF on z/OS 2.4. She will talk about new features in the release. Since z/OSMF is becoming more important in the z/OS environment, setting up the appropriate security for z/OSMF is important.
Friday, August 14 at 11 am EDT (8 am PDT)
z/OS 2.4 Enhancements for Apps leveraging REST APIs
Presenter - Steve Warren - IBM
There have been over a dozen enhancements added to the z/OS base operating system in the past two releases to make interaction between your z/OS applications and REST APIs anywhere on earth easier and more powerful than ever. Improvements in security, functionality, and JSON parsing make this a very vibrant part of the base z/OS operating system, and allow your applications access to applications never thought possible. UTF-8 support in parser, multiple proxy enhancements, support for the latest TLS levels, shallow search, and enhanced tracing are just a small glimpse of some of the new functionality added. Come hear from Steve Warren all there is to know about how your z/OS application can leverage almost any application on earth that has a REST API interface.
Tuesday, August 25 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
Pervasive Guidance with 2020 Vision
Presenter - Bryan Childs - IBM
​From the Offering Manager of Pervasive Encryption comes this pragmatic look at the various aspects of Pervasive Encryption, past & present. Learn what clients have already done and how to leverage lessons learned along the way. Review best practices and why they're in place. Help guide your organization's Pervasive Encryption project plans for 2020.
Wednesday, August 26 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
Crypto Hardware on IBM Z - Part 2 of 2
Presenter - Greg Boyd - Mainframe Crypto
​This month we’ll review some of the terminology that IBM uses, which is unique to the crypto world and we’ll talk about the Crypto Express cards and the role that they play in securing your data.
Thursday, August 27 at 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
Everything You Wanted to Know about Certificates on z/OS
Charles Mills - Presenter
​The presentation will start with a quick review of the underlying technologies and their limitations in the absence of certificates: secret key, public key, Base64, and digital signatures and hashes; and go on to cover in detail the protocol flows with server certificates, intermediate certificates, CA certificates and revocation lists. Finally, the presentation will introduce you briefly (with resources for further learning) to advanced topics such as Alternative Names, client certificates, code signing, and more.
For technology to be useful, it must be understood.
It is this understanding of z/OS that is the mission of The z Exchange.