I have been active on the internet around Oracle and security since 2001 when I wrote my first big paper Exploiting and protecting Oracle in July that year. I also started to write posts and contribute to forums (comp.database.oracle.* at the time) and then in 2003 I started PeteFinnigan.com Limited and created my pre-blog posts (these were shorts like a blog but before I set up Greymatter - see the ramblings section of my website for some examples. I then created the first Oracle Security blog on the 20th September 2004 - almost 13 years ago. Also at the end of 2002 and start of 2003 I published the SANS Oracle Security step-by-step guide book. This was then used by CIS as the basis for the first CIS Oracle Security benchmark.
Since those beginnings I have written multiple books/chapters and forwards for books, almost 1,500 blog posts; written many papers; written and presented much more than 100 presentations and also created four software products all in the area of Oracle security - new ones in the making now also!! I have also written the original SANS 509 6 day Oracle course on Oracle security and also written 6 days of Oracle security training for my own company which I updated regularly and teach regularly on subjects such as How to audit a database, secure coding, hardening and lock down and much more.
That's a very brief potted history of my Oracle security. I was one of the first people to do only Oracle Security and still doing it now and still just as interested in it now. I hope I can continue to help customers secure their Oracle databases and data!!
Well that's two blog posts in one day!!, this is the first time I have done that for a long time; getting three presentation slots at the UKOUG and becoming an Oracle ACE in one day has warranted two blog posts !!