Introduction

Welcome to Oracle's newest Security blog at what is probably the industry's oldest security company! Although many people don't think of Oracle as a security company, "the world's largest enterprise software company" actually got its start more than 30 years ago when Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, Ed Oates and Bruce Scott founded a company called Software Development Labs (SDL) based on a CIA project code-named "Oracle". The first commercial version of the software - the first commercial RDBMS on the market - was sold to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. To put this in perspective, RSA Data Security was not founded until the early 80s and Microsoft didn't offer password policies in SQL Server until 2005. Fast forward 30 years and Oracle is unrivaled in depth and breadth of security solutions. In many ways we were ahead of the times. For example we introduced encryption capabilities almost 20 years before anyone was thinking about PCI compliance, and we introduced Label Security decades before protecting sensitive private identification information (pii) was top of mind for enterprises worldwide. "Security Inside Out" not only refers to our tag line about protecting data at the source - the database - it's about sharing our views on security and listening to yours.

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