I thought when i started my own company again I would have had time to spedn updating my website and posting to my blog at least under the guise of marketing; so far no such luck. I am very busy with work, also with my new traing courses and also i have spent every late evening spare hour recently completing my presentations for the UKOUG conference in one weeks time. Details for my presentations; Oracle forensics, Oracle security tools, an Oracle security round table and also a two hour Oracle security master class are available on my home page
. I have posted the slides for the masterclass, the security tools and the round table to the UKOUG. I will complete the Oracle forensics paper tomorrow evening I hope. I am really looking forward to the conference this year and catching up with lots of people. I am going down on the train from York every day this year to Birmingham to avoid the hideous experience I had with a bad hotel last year. I booked the tickets a long time ago and its really good value compared to a hotel and i am planning to get some work done on the train as well.
I have also a number of presentations coming up in the new year. I have just been asked to speak at the UNIX SIG in january about real world use of VPD, so that should be fun. I am also going to speak at a white-hats event in March, not sure of the exact title yet.
I have quite a back log of stuff to talk about here that hopefully i will get around to once the presentation writing phase is over. I also have some research topics planned and also some updated needed for the site to described and add srevices, partnerships and more; for the business thats more important so will get done fisrt.
OK. Some Oracle security, I found a new paper by Sean Hull the other day called Eight Ways to Hack Oracle
. This is a good summary of some of the key problems with security in Oracle databases.
I also just downloaded a pdf of a new Oracle security book from syngress; I have only skimmed it so far. I will give some comments here later in the week on that.