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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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Happy new year for 2005

I read with interest Marks two posts today summarising his last year of blogging about Oracle. The first part is Revue Of 2004, Part One and the second is Review Of 2004, Part Two. Mark says it is a tradition to summarise the year and look back over the events of the year.

I liked Marks idea and thought I would add a very quick summary here about my own Oracle Security blogging exploits. I have not been doing this for long, in fact about 3 and half months in total. I started in mid September and promised to write most days about Oracle security, either short technical notes, longer articles, tools, updates to my site and of course news that affects Oracle security. It has been an interesting first three months and I have enjoyed looking out for interesting things to write and of course read about in the Oracle security world. I have, I think exceeded my remit of "at least posting most days" as i have made 189 posts in three and a half months and some days posted 4 and even 5 entries (I think!). I won't go into great detail like Mark, the highlights for me in my blog have been the news items relating to alerts and bug fixes and the media interest in my opinion on these subjects, its quite flattering I suppose. I have enjoyed reading many new papers and annotating their contents as I recommend them here and I have also enjoyed reading other Oracle bloggers (is that the correct term?) blogs usually looking for security items but also reading generally interesting articles and learning from the vast vault of knowledge out there on Oracle and security and technology in general.

I look forwards to making many more posts in the New Year and wish everyone all the best for 2005 and hope you all have a great new year!!