How to Manage Centralized Encryption for the Mainframe

When new regulations are implemented, it’s challenging to figure out where you stand and what you need to stay compliant. From an IT perspective, it’s important for companies to show regulators how you protect corporate data, and that might mean demonstrating strong data encryption standards. In a recent interview, computer security experts Stu Henderson and Greg Boyd emphasized how important it is that encryption efforts are coordinated from the CIO down. The problem? CIOs often don’t know exactly what parts of their IT estate already have encryption, so they may not know where to get started. 

While Henderson and Boyd see this first and foremost as a management problem, there are a number of tools that make managing the technical side much easier. Here are some of the cryptography tools that mainframers should know about.