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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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Justin Kestelyn sums up Oracle Open World



I just found what seems to be Justinís final post to the OTN at Oracle Open World blog. He has entitled his post "Some Thoughts on What DBAs Learned" and it covers some good points about grid, saving time by simplifying your job, abstraction and IT stacks.

But, the reason I wanted to mention Justinís post is because of what he said in his third point. Justin said:

"3. Security, once an also-ran in the list of DBA priorities, is becoming increasingly important. Evaluating your security priorities across the IT stack (not just in the database) is a good start."

This is an important observation and quite obviously something I have believed in for some years. It is heartening to see that security is now becoming much more important not just for DBA's but for all of those people involved in implementing and running their businesses on Oracle software.