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Guys, I have updated the Sources of Assurance for an Oracle document. If you know of any additional documents that should be included please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ian Cooke | 6/19/2018 9:55:04 AM | COMMENTS(0)
All, With regard to Oracle control files naming, I have a query: When creating or multiplexing Oracle control files, is it necessary to name with extension as .ctl? If not named with .ctl extension, what are the issues? Is the file extension nam...
Bharathkumar V | 5/8/2018 2:54:28 AM | COMMENTS(1)
Oracle Releases Database Security Assessment Tool: A New Weapon in the War to Protect Your Data
Ian Cooke | 3/8/2018 3:16:00 AM | COMMENTS(2)
Oracle Database 18c : Now available on the Oracle Cloud and Oracle Engineered Systems
Ian Cooke | 2/28/2018 2:54:23 AM | COMMENTS(0)
Oracle’s cloud bravado masks its database despair
Ian Cooke | 2/8/2018 3:17:18 AM | COMMENTS(0)
Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2018
Ian Cooke | 1/17/2018 4:17:20 AM | COMMENTS(0)

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Sourced of Assurance for an Oracle Database Update 7
Posted by Ian Cooke 2 days ago
Best of Oracle Security 2016
Posted by Ian Cooke 576 days ago
Best of Oracle Security 2015 by Red-Database-Security
Posted by Ian Cooke 941 days ago
EXPLOITING AND PROTECTING ORACLE - Pete Finnigan / Pentest security
Posted by Ian Cooke 1148 days ago
Oracle Database 12c Security and Compliance, ORACLE WHITE PAPER, Updated FEBRUARY 2015
Posted by Ian Cooke 1206 days ago
Best of Oracle Security 2014 by Red-Database-Security GmbH
Posted by Ian Cooke 1304 days ago

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Journal Articles: 6 total

Volume 6, 2017
by ISACA | Reviewed by Ravi Ayappa, Ph.D., CISA, CRISC, CISM
This book is an ideal handbook for auditors, database administrators (DBAs) and security practitioners who would like detailed insight on Oracle database security.
Volume 1, 2016
by Balraj Thuppalay, CISM, CISSP
Both internal auditors and compliance analysts can play a vital role in helping companies achieve compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, with focused reviews of IT general controls (ITGCs) around SAP.
Volume 6, 2014
by Muhammad Mushfiqur Rahman, CISA, CCNA, CEH, ITIL V3, MCITP, MCP, MCSE, MCTS, OCP, SCSA
Database auditing is the activity of monitoring and recording configured database actions from database users and nondatabase users, to ensure the security of the databases.
Volume 2, 2014
by Ian Cooke, CISA, CGEIT, COBIT-F, CFE, CPTS, DipFM, ITIL-F, Six Sigma Green Belt
CAATs are a valuable tool for auditing Oracle databases.
Volume 1, 2011
by David Knox, Scott Gaetjen, Hamza Jahangir, Tyler Muth, Patrick Sack, Richard Wark and Bryan Wise | Reviewed by Horst Karin, Ph.D., CISA, CISSP, ITIL
The strength of this book is its comprehensive knowledge, which is presented in an easy-to-understand style with useful supporting background information.
Volume 3, 2010
by ISACA | Reviewed by K. K. Mookhey, CISA, CISM, CISSP
A book review of the third edition of this popular ISACA title.

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Blog Posts: 12 total

Let us have positive inspirational slogans for every situation. Last week I started the project meeting like this: I don't know you are all so good at tuning the website. The performance is now is wonderful. I could witness reduction of stress, anxiety an...
Posted By : Jayakumar Sundaram | 1 comments
During an audit you may find that shell scripts are used to connect to your Oracle database (these are often scheduled jobs).  In many instances this represents a security risk as the Oracle database password is hardcoded into the script.  This means th...
Posted By : Ian Cooke | 1 comments
Agile technique in software development has been around for quite some time. There have been efforts to adopt the agile techniques for strategic planning, alignment and execution. Following are some of the relevant articles/blog posts in this area. The to...
Posted By : SA | 0 comments
The main idea I am trying to advocate with these posts is a simple one.  Compare a database you are auditing against a database that you know already meets the standards required by the organisation you are auditing. This is achieved by creating “CSV...
Posted By : Ian Cooke | 1 comments
We have covered most of the core items that should be consider when performing an Oracle database audit in previous posts, however there a number of other items that I would typically look into. Database Links A database link is an object in one databa...
Posted By : Ian Cooke | 0 comments
The company you are auditing should have a policy on what is being audited within your Oracle database.  The level of auditing will almost certainly be affected by the sensitivity of the data. Good examples and bench marks for auditing may be seen in th...
Posted By : Ian Cooke | 0 comments