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Securing Oracle Database 12c: A Technical Primer

The new multitenant architecture of Oracle Database 12c represents a complete shift in database technology—and it calls for adopting an updated approach to database security as well.

In response, Oracle security experts have written a new book that is expected to become a key resource for database administrators. Written by Oracle's Paul Needham and Scott Rotondo, along with Independent Oracle Users Group President Michelle Malcher, Securing Oracle Database 12c: A Technical Primer, will be available for download starting in December 2013. For a limited time, Oracle Press will provide complimentary copies. Register now to secure your free copy.

New Challenges, New Tools
"As data volumes soar within multitenant environments, they are sure to be targeted by both hackers and insiders—and scrutinized by auditors more than ever,” says Vipin Samar, vice president, database security product development, Oracle. “It’s imperative that customers take advantage of the new security capabilities in Oracle Database 12c to protect their data and database infrastructure.”

The new book provides practical insight into new capabilities that help customers mitigate risks and address compliance requirements, including

  • Data redaction. Data redaction complements transparent data encryption technology by ensuring that sensitive data is not exposed to users of current applications by conditionally redacting sensitive data in the outgoing result.
  • Privilege analysis. Part of Oracle Database Vault, privilege analysis can harden database access by identifying users’ or applications’ unused privileges and roles based on the actual roles and privileges used at runtime on production servers.
  • Conditional auditing. A new auditing framework creates audit records based on the context of the database session, enabling highly selective and effective auditing.
  • Sensitive data discovery and management. Oracle Enterprise Manager’s data discovery and modeling capabilities facilitate the process of locating sensitive data within an application and applying security controls on that data.
  • Transparent sensitive data protection. Now you can load sensitive information from Oracle Enterprise Manager’s data discovery and modeling into Oracle Databases, even as you apply security controls such as data redaction—greatly reducing the operational burden of reliably managing sensitive data.
  • Real application security. The next-generation authorization framework supports increased application security requirements in multitenant environments by providing a declarative model that allows developers to define the data security policy based on application users, roles, and privileges.
Preregister now to download the e-book Securing Oracle Database 12c: A Technical Primer.
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