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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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Turkey, Germany, York, Holland and the Oak Table book

I was away most of last week to teach my class How to perform a security audit of an Oracle database in Istanbul, Turkey including the travel out and back. It was a good class, very well attended and some good discussions and questions from the attendees. The weather was the biggest surprise as it was cold, very cold, minus 8 and also snow everywhere. I had expected that the weather would have been warmer there than in the UK, but it wasn't.

I am speaking in Germany on Thursday the 4th February at the IT-Defense 2010 conference in Cologne Germany. The link is on the Limited sites home page.

We are also one week away from our two day Oracle security training here in York, England. If anyone wants to make a last minute registration thats fine we will be able to accomodate you.

I have also updated our public training dates page to include the registration details for the new public class in Utrecht to be held on the 26th and 27th of May 2010. I would love to see people there as well!

Finally the new Oak Table book, Expert Oracle Practices is out. I had my copy waiting for me when i returned from Turkey and I am looking forward now to read the other authors chapters. I wrote two chapters; the first about user security and the second about data security. I found that one of my co-authors Charles Hooper has written an excellent summary of the book on his blog in a post titled - "Expert Oracle Practices: Oracle Database Administration from the Oak Tableā€ Book"