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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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New Oracle Security Paper on Non-Production and Delphix

I was asked by Delphix earlier this year to review their product with a particular focus on Oracle security of course. I wrote two papers; the first about Data Masking and Delphix and the second about securing data in non-production databases by taking the already secured production (assuming that it is secured of course) and then using Delphix to clone to non-production. If production already has a template of security then this is a great method as we get non-production already secured with just a small number of additional tasks that may need to be done in each clone database. In my experience most non-production databases are not secured to the same level as production and also often lack controls such as audit trails so taking a clone is a good way to not only replicate a database but also to replicate security.

I have added a link to the new Oracle Security in non-production paper to my Oracle security white papers page and I have also updated the text for the masking paper and also the link as what I had originally from Delphix was a temporary link. Please have a look at both papers (Note: Delphix require you to do a simple registration to get the pdf papers)