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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 is now an Oracle ACE

I just got an email from the Oracle ACE program to tell me that I had been accepted onto the ACE program and was awarded the Oracle ACE status by Oracle.

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 !!

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