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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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Do You Worry Your Companies data is Being Stolen?

The number of data breaches is seemingly growing daily and a lot of companies worry that they could be the next statistic of misery and embarrassment.

Do you lose sleep worrying that your company could be breached and its data stolen or leaked?

Do you worry that you don't even know where to start to secure the data held in your Oracle database?

I get asked a question quite often; is it easier for a security person to learn Oracle or easier for an Oracle person to learn security. Oracle is big and complex and the applications designed and deployed into an Oracle database make it more complex. There no easy simple switches to turn on and secure an Oracle database such as

SQL> alter system set make_oracle_secure=true scope=both;

It would be nice if there was but its not going to happen. Oracle the database is a generic engine that provides you the tools to create and manage your data your way. This means, not surprisingly that the design of your application (tables, code etc) also MUST include data security design; it is obvious really.

So is it easier to teach a security person Oracle or an Oracle person security? probably it is easier to teach an Oracle person security because they know already the Oracle database BUT security people can also learn Oracle.

The DBA teams manage the data stores often in Oracle databases and they and the security teams and IT managers and even developers are responsible for making sure that the business data stays safe. These IT staff must know what to do and to choose the logical, simplest and most cost effective ways to secure data in an Oracle database.

Do you want to add value to your organisation? protect its data? then the best option is to attend our Oracle security training classes. These are all taught live on-line over webex by Pete Finnigan who has more than 20 years experience helping people secure data in Oracle. We provide the tuitions, lots of examples and demos and experience from real life. Also we include hundreds of free tools that can be used in real Oracle security work on your sites and databases. These are not toys and are useful tools that we use in our work. These free tools and scripts are worth joining the classes for. You also get plenty of chances to ask questions and discuss the content and your own worries.

We have many training courses - Our Oracle Security Classes - ranging from how to conduct a security audit of an Oracle database, secure coding in PL/SQL, designing audit trails, GDPR for Oracle, Oracle forensics and hardening Oracle.

We have just posted on line live class dates from now until March 2023 - Our Live Oracle Security Training Schedule - more dates will be added.

Solve your worries and get the knowledge to be confident to secure your own data in an Oracle database. Contact me on social media or via email - Contact Pete Finnigan - to book your place now