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How Database-as-a-service can Reduce Costs and Drive IT Innovation http://blog.esg-global.com/how-database-as-a-service-can-reduce-costs-and-drive-it-innovation
Ian Cooke | 5/25/2015 9:06:42 AM | COMMENTS(1)
New IOUG Survey Reveals Latest Trends in Database Manageability http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/oracleemiougsurvey-2539830.html
Ian Cooke | 5/20/2015 10:42:59 AM | COMMENTS(0)
Good article by Tom Kyte in Oracle Magazine on "On More-Secure Applications".  Worth a read. http://www.oraclemagazine-digital.com/oraclemagazine/may_june_2015?pg26#pg54
Ian Cooke | 5/20/2015 3:41:34 AM | COMMENTS(0)
Oracle Patches VENOM Vulnerability https://threatpost.com/oracle-patches-venom-vulnerability/112868
Ian Cooke | 5/19/2015 2:46:22 AM | COMMENTS(0)
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Kim091 | 5/5/2015 2:03:29 AM | COMMENTS(2)
May be of interest The Complete Guide for your AWS RDS Database Security http://www.greensql.com/article/complete-guide-your-aws-rds-database-security 
Ian Cooke | 4/23/2015 10:37:23 AM | COMMENTS(0)

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EXPLOITING AND PROTECTING ORACLE - Pete Finnigan / Pentest security
Posted by Ian Cooke 33 days ago
Sources of Assurance for an Oracle Database Update 4
Posted by Ian Cooke 46 days ago
Oracle Database 12c Security and Compliance, ORACLE WHITE PAPER, Updated FEBRUARY 2015
Posted by Ian Cooke 90 days ago
Best of Oracle Security 2014 by Red-Database-Security GmbH
Posted by Ian Cooke 189 days ago
Security and Compliance with Oracle Database 12c, An Oracle White Paper, April 2014
Posted by Ian Cooke 270 days ago
Oracle Database Security Checklist An Oracle White Paper June 2008
Posted by Ian Cooke 283 days ago

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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.
Volume 4, 2007
by Ying Shi, CISA, OCP

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Blog Posts: 11 total

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...
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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 | 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...
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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...
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Typically application access to an Oracle database is via one of two methods.  Either all users access the same database using a single (proxy) user which is defined in an initialisation (.INI) file, registry etc. Or the users access the database indiv...
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