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This Month's Webcast Schedule
October Webcasts

Another full slate of webcasts for NewEra products, which matched its record of providing same day service for IBM's latest z/OS release - V2R4 - by making Integrity Controls Environment (ICE) 16 generally available.

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Tuesdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT) & 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
Monitoring z/OS TCP/IP Network Defenses
* Learn about Monitoring TCP/IP Network Security including:
* Automatic discovery of PAGENT startup JCL;
* Full Image FOCUS backup and initial Control Editor backup of all Config files;
* Capture/Recording of all Config updates, no matter the source;
* Automatic creation of Config versioning, restore points, audit trails;
* Full integration into Image FOCUS Workbench, Background & Batch Inspections;
* Full integration into the IBM Health Checker for z/OS;
* Notification of Inspection findings and /or Config changes via email or text;
* Expanded scope of this new Inspector includes IKED, NSSD and DMD Daemons.​

Wednesdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
Preparing for Your Next Upgrade of z/OS
Get the tips, tricks and resources to help you move to your next release of z/OS.

Wednesdays at 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
Protecting Your Critical UNIX Files on z/OS
Should you be doing more to protect your critical UNIX files on z/OS? Changes being made could potentially affect the operational integrity of the applications that require those UNIX files. Yes, you have those protected by your ESM product, but what if a change is made by a valid user? When are you informed of that change? Who is informed of the change? Was a backup or recovery point made of the old and new file content? Was the change made to the content of the file or to the Permissions assigned to the file, or both?
See how the Integrity Controls Environment (ICE) can provide that extra level of protection to your most critical UNIX files.

Alternating Thursdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT) & 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
ICE Tips and Tricks
As a user of the Integrity Controls Environment (ICE), you have access to a very capable and unique set of services and tools to help manage your z/OS environment. But are you fully aware of the new features and benefits that are available within ICE? Did you know there are now commands that allow for fast access to information and data collected by the ICE applications and services? There are also new inspection points to ensure operational readiness and accuracy of your IPL configuration, including more analysis to such areas as CSA usage and your External Security Manager, and user activity. 

Alternating Thursdays at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT) & 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
A Heads Up on ABEND S047
Many z/OS users have encountered the S047 abend that cannot be immediately explained. UNTIL NOW. A new Image FOCUS feature can pinpoint and report the likely cause of the problem and FOCUS attention on a solution to S047.

Tuesday, October 15 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
Up Your Game with Glenn Anderson
A Successful Change Leader Focuses on the People Involved in the Change
This webcast is the second of a series of webcasts by Glenn Anderson, recently retired from IBM.

Wednesday, October 16 at 12 pm EDT (9 am PDT)
z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) - Ask Me Anything
Gus Kassimis - IBM - Presenter
zCX Lead Architect and IBM Distinguished Engineer Gus Kassimis for a follow up on the new capability in z/OS 2.4, z/OS Container Extensions, which enables users to run Docker instances within a z/OS address space.

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