Howto Secure And Audit Oracle 10g And 11g

Author: Ron Ben-Natan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420084139
Size: 80.30 MB
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Oracle is the number one database engine in use today. The fact that it is the choice of military organizations and agencies around the world is part of the company’s legacy and is evident in the product. Oracle has more security-related functions, products, and tools than almost any other database engine. Unfortunately, the fact that these capabilities exist does not mean that they are used correctly or even used at all. In fact, most users are familiar with less than twenty percent of the security mechanisms within Oracle. Written by Ron Ben Natan, one of the most respected and knowledgeable database security experts in the world, HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g shows readers how to navigate the options, select the right tools and avoid common pitfalls. The text is structured as HOWTOs addressing each security function in the context of Oracle 11g and Oracle 10g. Among a long list of HOWTOs, readers will learn to: Choose configuration settings that make it harder to gain unauthorized access Understand when and how to encrypt data-at-rest and data-in-transit and how to implement strong authentication Use and manage audit trails and advanced techniques for auditing Assess risks that may exist and determine how to address them Make use of advanced tools and options such as Advanced Security Options, Virtual Private Database, Audit Vault, and Database Vault The text also provides an overview of cryptography, covering encryption and digital signatures and shows readers how Oracle Wallet Manager and orapki can be used to generate and manage certificates and other secrets. While the book’s seventeen chapters follow a logical order of implementation, each HOWTO can be referenced independently to meet a user’s immediate needs. Providing authoritative and succinct instructions highlighted by examples, this ultimate guide to security best practices for Oracle bridges the gap between those who install and configure security features and those who secure and audit them.

Implementing Database Security And Auditing

Author: Ron Ben Natan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080470641
Size: 74.59 MB
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This book is about database security and auditing. You will learn many methods and techniques that will be helpful in securing, monitoring and auditing database environments. It covers diverse topics that include all aspects of database security and auditing - including network security for databases, authentication and authorization issues, links and replication, database Trojans, etc. You will also learn of vulnerabilities and attacks that exist within various database environments or that have been used to attack databases (and that have since been fixed). These will often be explained to an “internals level. There are many sections which outline the “anatomy of an attack – before delving into the details of how to combat such an attack. Equally important, you will learn about the database auditing landscape – both from a business and regulatory requirements perspective as well as from a technical implementation perspective. * Useful to the database administrator and/or security administrator - regardless of the precise database vendor (or vendors) that you are using within your organization. * Has a large number of examples - examples that pertain to Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase and even MySQL.. * Many of the techniques you will see in this book will never be described in a manual or a book that is devoted to a certain database product. * Addressing complex issues must take into account more than just the database and focusing on capabilities that are provided only by the database vendor is not always enough. This book offers a broader view of the database environment - which is not dependent on the database platform - a view that is important to ensure good database security.

Securing Oracle Database 12c A Technical Primer Ebook

Author: Michelle Malcher
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071826173
Size: 61.75 MB
Format: PDF
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This Oracle Press eBook is filled with cutting-edge security techniques for Oracle Database 12c. It covers authentication, access control, encryption, auditing, controlling SQL input, data masking, validating configuration compliance, and more. Each chapter covers a single threat area, and each security mechanism reinforces the others.

Understanding And Applying Cryptography And Data Security

Author: Adam J. Elbirt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420061615
Size: 73.31 MB
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A How-to Guide for Implementing Algorithms and Protocols Addressing real-world implementation issues, Understanding and Applying Cryptography and Data Security emphasizes cryptographic algorithm and protocol implementation in hardware, software, and embedded systems. Derived from the author’s teaching notes and research publications, the text is designed for electrical engineering and computer science courses. Provides the Foundation for Constructing Cryptographic Protocols The first several chapters present various types of symmetric-key cryptographic algorithms. These chapters examine basic substitution ciphers, cryptanalysis, the Data Encryption Standard (DES), and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Subsequent chapters on public-key cryptographic algorithms cover the underlying mathematics behind the computation of inverses, the use of fast exponentiation techniques, tradeoffs between public- and symmetric-key algorithms, and the minimum key lengths necessary to maintain acceptable levels of security. The final chapters present the components needed for the creation of cryptographic protocols and investigate different security services and their impact on the construction of cryptographic protocols. Offers Implementation Comparisons By examining tradeoffs between code size, hardware logic resource requirements, memory usage, speed and throughput, power consumption, and more, this textbook provides students with a feel for what they may encounter in actual job situations. A solutions manual is available to qualified instructors with course adoptions.

Information Security Management Metrics

Author: W. Krag Brotby, CISM
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420052862
Size: 44.91 MB
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Spectacular security failures continue to dominate the headlines despite huge increases in security budgets and ever-more draconian regulations. The 20/20 hindsight of audits is no longer an effective solution to security weaknesses, and the necessity for real-time strategic metrics has never been more critical. Information Security Management Metrics: A Definitive Guide to Effective Security Monitoring and Measurement offers a radical new approach for developing and implementing security metrics essential for supporting business activities and managing information risk. This work provides anyone with security and risk management responsibilities insight into these critical security questions: How secure is my organization? How much security is enough? What are the most cost-effective security solutions? How secure is my organization? You can’t manage what you can’t measure This volume shows readers how to develop metrics that can be used across an organization to assure its information systems are functioning, secure, and supportive of the organization’s business objectives. It provides a comprehensive overview of security metrics, discusses the current state of metrics in use today, and looks at promising new developments. Later chapters explore ways to develop effective strategic and management metrics for information security governance, risk management, program implementation and management, and incident management and response. The book ensures that every facet of security required by an organization is linked to business objectives, and provides metrics to measure it. Case studies effectively demonstrate specific ways that metrics can be implemented across an enterprise to maximize business benefit. With three decades of enterprise information security experience, author Krag Brotby presents a workable approach to developing and managing cost-effective enterprise information security.

Oracle 11g New Features

Author: Brian Carr
Publisher: Rampant TechPress
ISBN: 0979795109
Size: 61.16 MB
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A guide to the new features of Oracle Database 11g covers such topics as architectural changes, database administration upgrades, security enhancements, and programming innovations.

Oracle Privacy Security Auditing

Author: Arup Nanda
Publisher: Rampant TechPress
ISBN: 9780972751391
Size: 16.92 MB
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A high-level handbook on how to develop auditing mechanisms for HIPAA compliant Oracle systems focuses on the security access and auditing requirements of the Health/Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and discusses Oracle auditing features such as redo logs, system-level triggers, Oracle9i and the retrieval of sensitive data, and other key topics. Original. (Advanced)

Information Security Management

Author: Bel G. Raggad
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439882630
Size: 40.46 MB
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Information security cannot be effectively managed unless secure methods and standards are integrated into all phases of the information security life cycle. And, although the international community has been aggressively engaged in developing security standards for network and information security worldwide, there are few textbooks available that provide clear guidance on how to properly apply the new standards in conducting security audits and creating risk-driven information security programs. An authoritative and practical classroom resource, Information Security Management: Concepts and Practice provides a general overview of security auditing before examining the various elements of the information security life cycle. It explains the ISO 17799 standard and walks readers through the steps of conducting a nominal security audit that conforms to the standard. The text also provides detailed guidance for conducting an in-depth technical security audit leading to certification against the 27001 standard. Topics addressed include cyber security, security risk assessments, privacy rights, HIPAA, SOX, intrusion detection systems, security testing activities, cyber terrorism, and vulnerability assessments. This self-contained text is filled with review questions, workshops, and real-world examples that illustrate effective implementation and security auditing methodologies. It also includes a detailed security auditing methodology students can use to devise and implement effective risk-driven security programs that touch all phases of a computing environment—including the sequential stages needed to maintain virtually air-tight IS management systems that conform to the latest ISO standards.

The Executive Mba In Information Security

Author: John J. Trinckes, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439810087
Size: 39.74 MB
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According to the Brookings Institute, an organization’s information and other intangible assets account for over 80 percent of its market value. As the primary sponsors and implementers of information security programs, it is essential for those in key leadership positions to possess a solid understanding of the constantly evolving fundamental concepts of information security management. Developing this knowledge and keeping it current however, requires the time and energy that busy executives like you simply don’t have. Supplying a complete overview of key concepts, The Executive MBA in Information Security provides the tools needed to ensure your organization has an effective and up-to-date information security management program in place. This one-stop resource provides a ready-to use security framework you can use to develop workable programs and includes proven tips for avoiding common pitfalls—so you can get it right the first time. Allowing for quick and easy reference, this time-saving manual provides those in key leadership positions with a lucid understanding of: The difference between information security and IT security Corporate governance and how it relates to information security Steps and processes involved in hiring the right information security staff The different functional areas related to information security Roles and responsibilities of the chief information security officer (CISO) Presenting difficult concepts in a straightforward manner, this concise guide allows you to get up to speed, quickly and easily, on what it takes to develop a rock-solid information security management program that is as flexible as it is secure.