Call: +44 (0)1904 557620 Call

Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

[Previous entry: "Sean Hull has started a weblog based around Oracle and open source"] [Next entry: "Alex has a new presentation on hardening Oracle client PC's"]

Jared Still has a new site

Sean Hull made me aware of Jared Still's web site in an email the other day. Jared is the author, along with Andy Duncan of the book Perl for Oracle DBAs published by O'Reilly. This is an excellent book by the way. I was aware of Jaredís old site at for a few years. This old site now forwards to the new home page of which is a new site Jared has put up. I recognise quite a bit of the content but Jared's site is well worthy of a visit. He has written some excellent articles and there is some material there for us Oracle security types. Particularly Jaredís paper on Encryption in Oracle Databases - Data Obfuscation and Encryption is well worth reading.

Also Jared has used a sitebuilder software called minisitebuilder from Lazarus Internet Development which looks quite interesting. I will be taking a closer look as i am still on the look out for a good content manager for this site. I talked about this on new years day in an entry called "Oracle security and content management".

Anyway Jareds site is a worth a visit in my opinion.