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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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Pete Finnigan Presented About Oracle Database Vault and Oracle Security

I have not added much here on my site for some time due to a serious health issue taking a lot of my time with a close family member. So please bear with me if you email or contact me. I will get back to you but it may take longer than normal.

I did a talk for Yalim Gerger on ProHuddle on the 23rd January 2018 about Oracle database vault and securing it, how it works and most importantly what can you do instead if you cannot afford it or you simply cannot install because maybe you are on Standard Edition. We look at alternative approaches and also importantly at the issue that Database Vault is an application after all and it also must be secured. Also it makes more sense to lock and secure your database with the core features of Oracle before you reply additional security features. I really like Oracle Database Vault but simply deploying it into a non secured database is not the best idea. Secure first, then deploy DV correctly and with the chosen focus and then secure DV as well!

Links to the power point slides and also a link to a recording of the live presentation are available on my Oracle Security White Papers page.