Friday Sep 16, 2011

Safe and Secure

By Troy Kitch

Three Essential Database Security Sessions

Database security is an important priority for organizations of all sizes, across all industries worldwide, as increasingly sophisticated attacks, new compliance regulations, insider fraud, and data breaches threaten to disrupt businesses. That’s why Oracle OpenWorld 2011 features even more sessions focusing on database security than ever before. Here are three sessions you can’t afford to miss:

  • Oracle’s Maximum Security Architecture (Session 13420, Tuesday, October 4, 1:15 p.m., 103 Moscone South) Privacy, compliance, and insider and external threats are just a few of the challenges confronting organizations of all sizes worldwide. In this session, learn about Oracle’s Maximum Security Architecture, a defense-in-depth security approach that provides flexibility, transparency, and support for heterogeneous database environments including Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, and Sybase. You also have an opportunity to see demos of solutions available to help you safeguard your organization today, and hear firsthand from customers using these solutions. 
  • Oracle Database Firewall: What’s New and Best Practices (Session 13442, Wednesday, October 5, 10:15 a.m., 301 Moscone South) Catch up on the latest about Oracle Database Firewall, including best practices for deployment, management, and high availability. This session helps you make the most out of Oracle Database Firewall’s highly accurate analysis of SQL traffic that allows you to set up intelligent policies to block SQL injection and other threats in real time with no false positives or other costly disruptions. In this session you also hear case studies on how to manage an enterprisewide deployment across Oracle and non-Oracle databases. 
  • Oracle Database Security: Customer Panel (Session 13604, Wednesday, October 5, 11:45 a.m., 301 Moscone South) Oracle Database Security solutions allow customers to protect their mission-critical data against many kinds of threats and address regulatory compliance requirements, all without costly and complex application changes. In this session, Oracle Database Security customers discuss solving different security and regulatory challenges, their deployment experience, and best practices. You also get a chance to interact with these customers and learn from their experiences. 

For a complete listing of all database security sessions, hands-on labs, and more, download the Focus On Database Security guide and stay connected via Twitter.com/@OracleDatabase and Blogs.oracle.com/securityinsideout.

Thursday Sep 23, 2010

Tom Kyte Announces New Tools and Shortcuts for Database Developers

Keynote Report: What's New in Oracle Database Application Development

 

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Tom Kyte, vice president and senior technology architect in Oracle's Server Technology Division, Oracle ACE, and the popular blogger behind Ask Tom and the Tom Kyte blog presented an Oracle Develop keynote focused on the latest tools and shortcuts for Oracle database developers.

The technologies he covered include:
-APEX
-SQL Developer
-ODP .Net
-PHP
-Java
-Database
-PL/SQL

All the things that resonate with DBAs, developer DBAs, and the "people who live in databases," he said. At the session, he said he'd post his complete notes on Ask Tom shortly.

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