"Is your Mainframe Data Secured in DB2?"
Speaker: James Pickel, STSM
Business, regulatory, and customer privacy continue to require tighter controls over access to your critical data stored in DB2. Is your data secure in DB2 on the Mainframe?
Businesses have been protecting data from external end users for a long time on the Mainframe. New regulations and security concerns now require you to protect your data from internal or privileged users. Data base administrators typically use the DB2 system administrator authority, to perform their daily tasks. In many locations, the general use of the system administration authority is considered a security risk due to its ability to circumvent your security policies or processes. To eliminate the general use of the DB2 system administrator authority is a difficult and disruptive process. An database administrator can now be allowed to manage database objects or generate tuning statistics but have no ability to query user data. These authorities allow you to separate your DB2 administrators into system, database and security roles in order to achieve separation of duties and comply with your auditor demands. This session discusses several approaches that can be used to migrate off the system administration authority.