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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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UKOUG Unix Sig - Hacking and Securing Oracle

I willbe heading down to Wolverhampton tomorrow morning to speak at the UKOUG Unix SIG being held there tomorrow. I will be giving my presentation "Hacking and securing Oracle" that I gave at the recent UKOUG Northern Server Technology Day in Leeds. The presentation there went down very well and was very well attended. Carl is also speaking about TDE which I will be going along to listen to again. The day has a slight security twist to it.

I was asked by Rachel of the UKOUG to give a mention to the - (broken link) main UKOUG conference in Birmingah later this year to tell of my experiences of speaking and attending the conference. I see a few others have done the same so I wont labour on the subject but will say that this is one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The attendance is superb. The array of speakers is one of the best in the world on Oracle subjects. This conference attracts the best people in the world to speak about Oracle and also a lot of unknown people (soon to be know i wager) who bring real world experience and knowledge to the table. The conference for an attendee is great, for me I always struggle to decide who or what to listen to next as there are always lots of great talks to listen to. I had a discussion recently with Carl and he made me realise what great value the UKOUG is in terms of training. For a speaker its great, if you have never tried speaking dont be afraid, its not as daunting as you think it will be, this year if you want training on how to speak the UKOUG can organise that for you as well. I think that the best value is hearing people tell their own stories and experiences.