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York 2016

Oracle Database Security Audit Training Courses in York May 2016 [ 3 Days ]

York City Walls

Pete Finnigan is going to teach three exciting days of training covering many aspects of Oracle Security. The three days of Oracle security training is a special combination of our two day class - How to Perform a Security Audit of an Oracle Database - class and the single day - Secure and Lock Down Oracle - class. The combination of these two classes is very popular for private classes and we want to now offer this as a public class in Pete Finnigan's home city of York, England.

In the first two day class we start with looking at why data can be insecure and how this is affected by the way the database works itself, how we as customers of Oracle make data insecure in our designs,methods and processed used and then how hackers can attack and steal data. We go on to plan a security audit and then walk through a complete sample security audit and then place the results into the context of securing all of the data held and processed by the customer

In the second one day class we explore securing and locking down a sample Oracle database hosting two applications; a front facing website for a mythical company and a back office system used to process customers, orders, employees, payment card details and much more. These applications are explored in terms of how are they insecure, can we hack them, can we steal data from the back office application whilst simply connected to the company website. Can a developer, admin or DBA steal data whilst connected internally to the database.

“It really was an excellent course that crammed a lot into two days, delivering a good understanding of the fundamental security risks and flaws around the data in an Oracle database and providing the knowledge and skills required to carry out a database security audit from first principals”

-- M.C, Information security and assurance provider, UK

What do we need to do to secure the data and the database? We demonstrate in depth actually locking down and hardening this database including using a simple free database security auditing tool and also lots of techniques and simple tools to decide how to protect and limit access to the data. We explore server clean up and hardening, network lock down, database hardening and lock down as well as suitable database user design for end users, admin and DBA as well as password controls and also context based security around access to the data. We complete the day by re-hacking our database from the context of an unauthenticated web user, an authenticated web user, database users and also DBA and show that we can now no longer steal or read data from the database unless we are supposed to do so.

As part of the lock down as also include installation of a simple (many thousands of lines of PL/SQL) free Audit Trail toolkit and configuration via policies to show that not only is the database now locked down; we can also detect abuse and un-authenticated access to data or resources.

The classes are interspersed by lots of real life experience in the area of Oracle security by one of the few people who performs detailed security audits of Oracle databases worldwide. Lots of anecdotes, wisdom and real life!

Location And When

The Merchant Adventurers Hall, York

The Oracle Security seminar is being held in the historic Roman and Viking city of York in the training rooms of a well appointed hotel within easy reach of the city center either by foot or by a very short bus ride. The venue is easy to find and detailed maps and joining instructions will be provided before the event.

York is a very historic and interesting city and we hope to show any of the delegates [those who are interested of course] around the city during the evening of the first day. There are lots of interesting sites, buildings, large gothic churches, railways, roman ruins, roman walls....

Three days of classes will be held between May 17th and 19th 2016. The classes are as follows:

May 17th 2016How to perform a security audit of an Oracle Database - day 1
May 18th 2016How to perform a security audit of an Oracle Database - day 2
May 19th 2016Hardening and Securing Oracle - day 3

“The course was to the point, dealt with security auditing specifically. Extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic.”

“It was a great oppertunity to learn directly from Pete”

-- C.N, Large Motor Manuf, USA

Come and learn about the securing your own precious data in a beautiful and historic Roman and Viking city. A city in fact with three names; the Romans called it Eboracum, the Vikings called it Jorvik and we now call it York.

Price And Whats Included

This is a unique 3 day event; The training classes, coffee breaks and lunch are provided. You must make your own travel and accomodation arrangements - more details are provided in the joining instructions or by contacting us. Any assistance needed with bookings can be provided but travel and accomodation must be booked by the delegate.

“Thany you very much!”

“Excellent presentation, vast knowledge on the subject”

-- P.P, Consulting Company, Finland

The course also includes pdfs of the course notes (approximately 800 pages of content) from the classes attended and a download including scripts, free tools and examples. There are approximately 150 free scripts and tools include many thousands of lines PL/SQL. These tools are used by us in our work and are not toys.

The seminar cost is £1,125 GBP per person. As the class is taught in the UK there is also UK VAT @20% to add to the training fee

Places are going to be limited to keep the classes as intimate as possible.


Registration is easy; Register and secure your place simply by emailing

All fees must be paid in advance. We will supply a formal invoice and details of when payment would be due to be paid.We can accept payments via cheque, bank transfer or credit card.

Would You Like This Class At A Different Location, Like to Partner?

Please email to book this training course on site or to book a place on a public training event. Also contact us to discuss your individual requirements or to discuss partnering with Limited. We will be pleased to hear from you.