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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.

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Two years of Oracle Security blogging and still going strong

Today is the second anniversary of me running this blog. I have enjoyed the two years so far its been an interesting journey with lots of interesting stuff to write about and link to. The biggest thing that has surprised me over the last two years has been the amount of Oracle security news, articles, tools and good information that i have been able to find and write about. Database security in general and Oracle security specifically have become very mainstream. I guess people are finally waking up to the fact that data is now the target for hackers and identity thieves.

OK, so how has the blog faired in the last year? - This is the 912th post so far. Last year on the first aniversary I had reached 560 posts so I guess I have slowed down in my second year. The statistics for the site have increased again over the second year. Last year i was getting around 2100 visits per day and around 0.5 million visits in the year and 1.5 million page views in the year. This has increased to an average of around 3500 visitors per day and 1.2 million visits in the year and 3.2 million page views. I have had a peak of around 150,000 visits on one month and a highest visit number of 7200 in one day. So i guess its going well.

What is the highlight of the year? - for me speaking at BlackHat in Las Vegas at the beginning of August on how to un-wrap PL/SQL and the podcast I did for searchOracle recently.

whats in store for the next year? - I think that Oracle security is becoming more mainstream and this is bourne out by the amount of stuff I can write about. I have posted less posts in the last year but I have a huge choice and backlog of things I can post about. Maybe I have become better at finding interesting subjects to include here?