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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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CIS Oracle security checklist referral

I saw a good post on the Life After Coffee blog that i follow from time to time as they sometimes have some good Oracle posts. This post by Jon titled "The Center for Internet Security - Oracle Security Benchmark" talks in detail about the center for internet security Oracle security checklist. It gives a good account of the list and other CIS documents. They are good and always worth another mention. The Version 1 of this document was very closely based on the book I wrote for SANS - there is a link to the right of this post. The SANS S.C.O.R.E. document which is another Oracle security checklist is also based on my book and compares nicely with the CIS. There are no details in the S.C.O.R.E. list, it is just that a very basic list but it covers mostly the same items. The V2 of the CIS benchmark has moved on a bit from the V1 and is now based more around the later versions of Oracle although quite a lot of the items in there are on the same basis. Good list, also a very good check tool is available with it. The lists are on my Oracle security white papers page in the checklists section and there is a link to the tool on my Oracle security tools page.