The next Linux on IBM z Systems (IBM Z) Live Virtual Class (LVC) is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
Topic: What is Pervasive Encryption with Linux on IBM z Systems (IBM Z)?
Abstract: Pervasive Encryption with Linux on IBM z Systems (IBM Z) comprises a collection of improvements of the Linux on z Systems crypto stack that will become available over time, starting with the availability of the IBM z14 server -- note, it is not a feature that can be switched on or off. The Pervasive Encryption improvements will be transparent to existing applications and are targeted to improve the usability and performance of encrypting/decrypting data in-flight and at-rest leveraging the improved CPACF functions of the z14 server. Data in-flight will benefit from the improvement of the openSSL cryptography library that is used by many open source applications. Data at-rest will benefit from the end-to-end full volume encryption using dm-crypt. The Linux dm-crypt technology will be enabled to use CPACF protected keys, a wrapping-key technology that allows the usage of cryptography without ever exposing plain text keys in memory accessible by an operating system. In addition to open source components, IBM products will benefit from pervasive encryption due to IBM Java and GSKit exploiting the improved CPACF functions. The IBM Secure Service Container technology for securely deploying software appliances on IBM Z is an additional aspect of pervasive encryption with Linux on z Systems (IBM Z). IBM is working with the Linux distribution partners to get the functionality included in Linux for z Systems (IBM Z).
More information including the registration link is on z/VM's LVC web page - here.