By Todd Bottger-Oracle on Feb 19, 2014
Hello, my name is Todd Bottger. As the technical product manager for Oracle Advanced Security here at Oracle Corp, I extend a warm welcome to new readers and hope that you will find this blog informative and useful.
By way of background, Oracle Advanced Security is a commonly used option for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition that provides two important preventive controls to protect sensitive data at the source. The first control is Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), which stops would-be attackers from bypassing the database and reading sensitive information directly from storage by enforcing data-at-rest encryption in the database layer. The second control is Data Redaction, which complements TDE by reducing the risk of unauthorized data exposure in applications, redacting sensitive data bound for application display before it leaves the database.
Here in this blog I will endeavor to post useful information covering TDE, Data Redaction and closely related topics. Please feel free to leave your comments (of course, please be cordial). Also, you can make requests for new blog postings that you think will be of interest to this audience. I look forward to hearing from you.
To learn more about encryption key management for Oracle Advanced Security, please read the key management blog as well.