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New presentation from Pete Finnigan on "Building Practical Oracle Audit Trails"
Ian Cooke | 10/2/2015 7:58:40 AM | COMMENTS(0)
Understanding the terminology of common Oracle errors
Ian Cooke | 10/1/2015 3:47:07 AM | COMMENTS(0)
May be of interest. Webinar Encrypting is the Easy Part; Managing Those Keys is Difficult
Ian Cooke | 9/28/2015 4:44:04 AM | COMMENTS(0)
Guard the Crown Jewels
Ian Cooke | 9/18/2015 3:25:33 AM | COMMENTS(0)
'I felt like we were being extorted' -- a customer explains how Oracle tried to strong-arm it into a cloud sale
Ian Cooke | 9/14/2015 8:10:11 AM | COMMENTS(0)
Oracle plugs socket numbers on DIY Standard Edition
Ian Cooke | 9/8/2015 2:32:05 AM | COMMENTS(0)

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Sources of Assurance for an Oracle Database Update 5
Posted by Ian Cooke 59 days ago
EXPLOITING AND PROTECTING ORACLE - Pete Finnigan / Pentest security
Posted by Ian Cooke 162 days ago
Sources of Assurance for an Oracle Database Update 4
Posted by Ian Cooke 176 days ago
Oracle Database 12c Security and Compliance, ORACLE WHITE PAPER, Updated FEBRUARY 2015
Posted by Ian Cooke 219 days ago
Best of Oracle Security 2014 by Red-Database-Security GmbH
Posted by Ian Cooke 318 days ago
Security and Compliance with Oracle Database 12c, An Oracle White Paper, April 2014
Posted by Ian Cooke 399 days ago

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Journal Articles: 5 total

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

Wikis: 2 total

Blog Posts: 11 total

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...
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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...
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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...
Posted By : Ian Cooke | 1 comments