Oracle Label Security

Oracle Label Security was introduced in Oracle8i to provide multi-level security capabilities within the Oracle Database for government and defense organizations. Since then, the use of label based access control technology has expanded to commercial organizations addressing privacy and regulatory compliance requirements.

Oracle Label Security has the ability to control access based on data classification and to enforce traditional multi-level security (MLS) policies for government and defense applications.

Oracle Label Security user authorizations such as "Sensitive:PII" can be used:

For government and defense applications, Oracle Label Security provides multi-level security (MLS) capabilities to protect classified information. Refer to the Label Security Best Practices whitepaper for more information on Oracle Label Security MLS capabilities.


Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at

or Garret Swart at