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GSE UK Security Working Group Meeting

GSE UK Security Working Group Meeting

8th February 2024

Registration is open for our next meeting of the Security Working Group!

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GSE UK 2023 Conference - 30th October to 2nd November 2023

GSE UK 2023 Conference - 30th October to 2nd November 2023

30th October 2023 - 2nd November 2023

The  2023 In Person GSE UK Conference will take place between the 30th October and 2nd November 2023.

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GSE UK Application Development Working Group

GSE UK Application Development Working Group

5th September 2023

Unfortunately, the GSE UK Application Development Working Group (ADWG) meeting on Tuesday 5th September 2023 has been postponed.

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GSE Large Systems Working Group Meeting - z/OS 3.1 Post Announcement

GSE Large Systems Working Group Meeting - z/OS 3.1 Post Announcement

9th August 2023

In this session we will discuss the latest z/OS 3.1 enhancements. We will cover enhancements to usability, scalability, performance, availability, application development, systems management, security and networking.

This session will be presented by Gary Puchkoff from IBM. Gary is an experienced Operating Systems and Technology Visionary with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is the creator of WebSphere Application Server on z/OS, inventor of z Application Assist Processor, Architect of z/OS Management Facility, and creator of z/OS Container Extensions for running Linux workloads directly in z/OS.

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GSE UK Security Working Group Meeting

GSE UK Security Working Group Meeting

29th June 2023

Registration is open for the next meeting of the GSE UK Security Working Group – this will take place on Thursday 29th June 2023 and will be a hybrid meeting.

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GSE UK CICS Working Group Meeting

GSE UK CICS Working Group Meeting

15th June 2023

Registration is now open for the next GSE UK CICS Working Group Meeting, which will take place on Thursday 15th June in Manchester.

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GSE UK 2023 Virtual Conference - 7th to 9th Feb 2023

GSE UK 2023 Virtual Conference - 7th to 9th Feb 2023

7th February 2023 - 9th February 2023

The GSE UK 2023 Virtual Conference is being held from 7th and 9th February 2023, when we will be building on the success of the 2020 and 2021 Virtual Conferences. All streams will be live streamed and recorded – and registration is now open!

The process for accessing any of the virtual sessions is the same as last year. All conference attendees must register otherwise they will not get access to any of the presentations. Therefore, please click here and enter your contact details. Once you have registered you will then have access to My GSE at https://conferences.gse.org.uk/my. My GSE is your conference home page. If this is the first time you’ve used this page or if you have forgotten your password, it can be reset using the panel on the right of the screen. Otherwise, just enter your email address you registered with as your userid and your password.

Build your own Agenda (BYOA):

You must use this MyGSE option to add the presentations you want to attend to your personal agenda. This is where the Zoom link will be published on the day of the presentation as a cinema reel icon. You can add the sessions you want to attend by …

  • Editing your BYOA agenda and selecting the sessions you want to attend; or
  • From the main agenda page right-clicking on the agenda cell and selecting the option to add to your personal agenda. For each time period you can select up to 3 different presentations.

Once you have built your agenda you can export it to your calendar as an ICS file to remind you when it is time to attend the presentations you have selected.

For more information go to the Conference web site here.

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2022 GSE UK Conference: Mainframes are MAD - Modern, Adaptable, Diverse

2022 GSE UK Conference: Mainframes are MAD - Modern, Adaptable, Diverse

1st November 2022 - 3rd November 2022

The theme of the GSE UK Annual Conference 2022 is ‘Mainframes are MAD – Modern, Adaptable, Diverse‘ and it will be held as two separate conferences: 1st-3rd November 2022 (in-person) and 7th-9th February 2023 (Virtual).

We’ve chosen to focus these events on the theme ‘Mainframes are MAD – Modern, Adaptable, Diverse’ for the following reasons:

M is for Modern: today’s mainframe is a thoroughly modern platform, ‘the core of trusted digital experiences’. Fast, secure and resilient, it’s the heart of so many organisations. The system of record, the mighty transactional engine, providing real-time analytics for personalised digital experiences.

A is for Adaptable: the modern mainframe is also an extremely flexible and versatile platform – from System/360 to z15 it has moved with the times and reinvented itself decade after decade. It’s a trusted hub for the latest digital transformations and so often the lynchpin of today’s cloud strategies.

D is for Diverse: from banking, insurance and financial markets to healthcare, retail, travel and utilities, the modern mainframe is put to work in a multitude of ways. From supporting the surge in online retail and transactions during the pandemic to supporting patient care and life-saving research.

The November in-person Conference will be held at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire near to the Silverstone Grand Prix racing circuit from Tuesday November 1st to Thursday November 3rd, 2022.  As with previous in-person Conferences, all the GSE UK Working Groups will be part of our multi-stream agenda, with several keynotes presented by industry leaders and offering plenty of time for networking.

The virtual Conference will be in a similar format to the previous two years and will be held on Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th February 2023, with the virtual sessions being held in eight virtual Zoom rooms.

If you’re a vendor both events offer a fantastic opportunity to showcase your mainframe products and services: full details of of sponsorship opportunities are on the conference web site.

Click here for all the details on the Call for Papers for the both events, which has also been issued.

Registration for the in-person event at Whittlebury Hall and hotel bookings will open in June.

 

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GSE UK Security Working Group Meeting

GSE UK Security Working Group Meeting

7th July 2022

Registration is open for our next meeting of the Security Working Group!

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Seven Part GSE102 Security Series Hosted By Mark Wilson

Seven Part GSE102 Security Series Hosted By Mark Wilson

26th May 2022 - 14th December 2022

The GSE102 stream would like to invite you to attend a seven part security series hosted by Mark Wilson.

The sessions are as follows:

  • Session 1: Introduction – 26th May 15:30 – 16:30
  • Session 2: Data Gathering/Footprinting – 28th June 15:00 – 16:00
  • Session 3: How to hack a mainframe – 9th Aug 15:30 – 16:30
  • Session 4: USS Security – 24th Aug 15:00 – 16:00
  • Session 5: Subsystem Security – 14th Sept 15:30 – 16:30
  • Session 6: Hardware Considerations – 10th Oct 15:00 – 16:00
  • Session 7 **In person** : Tools Galore and Wrap Up – GSE UK Annual Conference session QO: 3rd Nov 13:15 – 14:15
  • Session 7 **Zoom call ** : Tools Galore and Wrap Up – 14th Dec 15:30 – 16:30

Mark’s Bio:

A thought leader and international speaker in mainframe security and technology, an IBM Champion and passionate advocate of all things Z. He is also GSE UK Region Manager and GSE UK Conference Manager.

 

Signing up once will give access to ALL sessions.

There are currently 250 places on a first come first served basis.

The day before a zoom meeting link will be sent to the email that you signed up with.

All sessions are London time.

Any questions please email: 102wg@gse.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you there!

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