O'Reilly logo

Mainframe Basics for Security Professionals: Getting Started with RACF by Tim Hahn, Mark Nelson, Barbara Vander Weele, Ori Pomerantz

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Mainframe

The mainframe is the backbone of many industries that are the lifeblood of the global economy. More mainframe processing power is being shipped now than has ever been shipped. Businesses that require unparalleled security, availability, and reliability for their “bet your business” applications depend on the IBM zSeries® mainframe, which runs the z/OS operating system and is protected by the IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF).

In this book, we explain the basics of z/OS, focusing on z/OS security and RACF. This chapter describes the evolution of the mainframe and the reasons it is the leading platform for reliable computing. It also explains how to use the key elements of z/OS.

Why Use a Mainframe? ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required