Security and Compliance

Comprehensive Defense in Depth

Oracle Database 12c provides multi-layered security spanning preventive, detective, and administrative controls. This includes transparent data encryption, data redaction, data masking, privileged user controls, privilege usage analysis, conditional auditing and real application security. Combined with Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, Oracle Database 12c provides unprecedented controls to help organizations address existing and emerging security and compliance requirements.


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
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