Monday Feb 21, 2011

Register Today for Free Webinar: Oracle Security Online Forum Feb. 24

Oracle and Accenture are holding a new joint event focusing on security. The event will feature great line-up of speakers and sessions that will last from 9:00-1:00pm PT on Thursday, Feb. 24. The event will focus on Security topics that face the enterprise today. The event kicks-off with a keynote presentation detailing emerging security trends and where we think security is headed in the next decade. Please join us for 30 minutes or the entire day.

Key Speakers:

  • Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle’s Chief Security Officer, on industry-leading standards, technologies, and practices that ensure that Oracle products—and your entire system—remain as secure as possible.

  • Jeff Margolies, Partner, Accenture’s Security Practice—on key security trends and solutions to prepare for in 2011 and beyond.

  • Vipin Samar, Vice President of Oracle Database Security solutions—on new approaches to protecting data and database infrastructure against evolving threats.

  • Tom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect and Oracle Database Guru—on how you can safeguard your enterprise application data with Oracle’s Database Security solutions.

  • Nishant Kaushik, Chief Identity Strategist—on how organizations can look to Oracle Identity Management solutions to help them reduce fraud and streamline compliance.

Full List of Sessions: Look here for sessions tab for list

Friday Feb 18, 2011

Cloud Security Grows Up! Gmail & Two Factor Authentication

A great leap forward for security and the cloud.  Google announced last week that they will support two factor authentication within there very popular Gmail application.  I have used Gmail for years and have enjoyed how it has provided innovation within a very important aspect of communication.  However, security has been a secondary consideration within the innovation life-cycle.  They were one of the first to institute security questions but this is not enough these days.  Especially after high-profile people have had email accounts hacked with similar security features (e.g. Sarah Palin).  

So here is the way that it works.  Go to this page on Google's help site and they will walk you through the options.  What is great about the way they have implemented the system is that no matter what your phone situation they have you covered.  So, even those with a simple land-line to the house can benefit from the increased security.  The real question is whether the users will take security seriously enough to take the 5 minutes to configure.

Google has been more committed than most to the importance of security.  I encourage you all to read their philosophy on security.  You can read more about their philosophy here.

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