HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g by Ron Ben-Natan

By Ron Ben-Natan

Oracle is the #1 database engine in use at the present time. the truth that it's the selection of army agencies and businesses world wide is a part of the company’s legacy and is clear within the product. Oracle has extra security-related capabilities, items, and instruments than nearly the other database engine. regrettably, the truth that those services exist doesn't suggest that they're used safely or maybe used in any respect. in truth, such a lot clients are accustomed to below twenty percentage of the safety mechanisms inside of Oracle.

Written through Ron Ben Natan, probably the most revered and a professional database safety specialists on the earth, HOWTO safe and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g exhibits readers how you can navigate the choices, opt for the suitable instruments and steer clear of universal pitfalls. The textual content is based as HOWTOs addressing every one defense functionality within the context of Oracle 11g and Oracle 10g. between a protracted record of HOWTOs, readers will research to:

Choose configuration settings that make it more durable to realize unauthorized access
Understand while and the way to encrypt data-at-rest and data-in-transit and the way to enforce powerful authentication
Use and deal with audit trails and complicated innovations for auditing
Assess dangers which may exist and make certain how one can tackle them
Make use of complex instruments and concepts comparable to complicated protection thoughts, digital inner most Database, Audit Vault, and Database Vault
The textual content additionally offers an outline of cryptography, masking encryption and electronic signatures and exhibits readers how Oracle pockets supervisor and orapki can be utilized to generate and deal with certificate and different secrets and techniques. whereas the book’s seventeen chapters stick with a logical order of implementation, every one HOWTO will be referenced independently to fulfill a user’s quick wishes. delivering authoritative and succinct directions highlighted via examples, this final advisor to safety most sensible practices for Oracle bridges the space among those that set up and configure safety features and people who safe and audit them.

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2. Sanitizing data is far from trivial—you cannot simply replace data with random strings or numbers. You have to preserve application logic which is often coded into data and you must preserve statistical distribution for performance tests to be valid. 3. You should use tools to sanitize data—use either the data making pack that is now part of Enterprise Management Grid Control or use third-party tools. 6 Discussion: Defense in Depth All modern information security is founded on a concept called defense in depth.

Make sure the VA tool you choose can perform checks on file ownership, file permissions, etc. 3 HOWTO Create and Maintain a Secure Configuration Baseline Once you have fi nished hardening your database, you have a t ight configuration, but you need to ensure that it remains tight and does not degrade over time. There are two things you can do to ensure a sustained secure configuration—(1) run assessments on a scheduled basis to fi nd new vulnerabilities as they are created, and (2) create a baseline for the configuration once you are happy with it and track any changes from this configuration using an alert that needs to be reviewed and approved.

Miscellaneous OS requirements—including Unix, Window, and z/OS 14 Ⅲ HOWTO Secure and Audit Oracle 10g and 11g The Database STIG is published as an unclassified document and is made available to all. html. org) publishes the CIS Benchmark for Oracle as part of a set of benchmarks, sc oring to ols, so ftware, d ata, a nd o ther s ervices t hat a re m ade p ublic a s a s ervice to all users worldwide. html. The recommendations contained in the Oracle benchmark result from a consensusbuilding process that involves the leading Oracle security experts.

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