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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.

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At the PSOUG Oracle day in Seattle

I arrivived yesterday evening at the hotel in Seattle after a very long journey from the UK. The journey was made even longer as the Boing 747 needed to have one of the engines starter motors changed on the tarmec whilst we all sat in the plane for 3.5 hours in around 30 degrees centigrade until the engineers replaced the starter motor. Then it was a 9.5 hours flight..:-(

some people would probably say that I am mad to travel here for basically one day to speak at this conference but I think it was worth while to come to the states and speak at the PSOUG Oracle day. I have not spoken in the states other than at training classes so it will be good to speak here. One of the other reasons to come was the opertunity to hear Mary Ann Davidson speak about security assurance and also to say hello in person. I will blog later about her talk, i was very impressed with her talk in that it made a lot of sense and she was saying very realistic things about security and how Oracle were tackling the problems. I will say more on this later as I made some notes.

OK, I have prepared my talk, its just about lunch time here.