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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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Pete Finnigan at UKOUG 2006

I have seen that the agenda for the UKOUG 2006 to be held in Birmingham Nov 14th to Nov 17th is now on-line. I have been accepted for four slots at the conference, so I will be very busy whilst there and also during the next month and a half getting presentations ready. I actually put in five papers but as they have combined two of mine I felt I got at least a sort of full house in acceptance of papers. I also signed up to do the intro's for other speakers but have not heard about that yet. I am doing one of the masterclasses listed on the main - (broken lnik) agenda highlights page. This is - (broken link) Many Ways to become a DBA. This paper is an update on the same paper I have given at a number of conferences. This is a more in-depth look at Oracle security and will include more demonstrations and also more chance for the attendees to ask questions. This should be fun!

My second slot is one of the round table panel events although the date and time are still to be sorted. The panel session is called - (broken link) Oracle Security Roundtable and will include some of the worlds leading database security experts.

My third slot is titled - (broken link) Encrypting data, is it possible to prevent access? and as the titled suggests it explores if it is possible to encrypt data at rest, in transit or in the database with off the shelf options. I also discuss some of the "key" issues (pun intended!).

My final slot is titled - (broken link) Does VPD, FGA or audit really cause performance issues? and in this presentation I will explore some of the myths and facts about these technologies.