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Protecting Oracle Database 12c

By Paul Wright

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Protecting Oracle Database 12c shows how to secure Oracle Databases, especially when deploying the new consolidation features of Oracle's cloud feature set.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6211-4
  • 332 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: April 22, 2014
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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Protecting Oracle Database 12c helps you solve the problem of maximizing the safety, resilience, and security of an Oracle database whilst preserving performance, availability, and integration despite ongoing and new security issues in the software. The book demonstrates, through coded examples, how you can enable the consolidation features of Oracle Database 12c without increasing risk of either internal corruption or external vulnerability. In addition, new protections not publicly available are included, so that you can see how demonstrable risk improvements can be achieved, measured, and reported through Enterprise Manager 12c. Most importantly, the challenge of privileged access control within a consolidation environment will be addressed, thus enabling a safe move to greater efficiency.

What you’ll learn

  • Oracle database security issues and how to defend against new risks introduced by Oracle Database 12c and pre-existing architectural vulnerabilities, such as incoming DBlinks
  • Control and audit the use of SYS privilege over a large estate using native tools
  • Use Oracle native audit as an IPS to block threats in real-time
  • Leverage root segregation to secure Oracle DB
  • Secure privileged access control and break-glass sessions
  • Scale automated security controls through Enterprise Manager to a large estate
  • Improve your ability to pass audits and stay compliant

    Who this book is for

    Protecting Oracle Database 12c is primarily aimed at Oracle database administrators, DBA managers, and security staff who are working to safely and securely implement Oracle Database 12c in their environment. The book especially targets those using privileged access control to enable consolidation and the new cloud features set, including it’s multi-tenant database capabilities.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents


    1. Oracle Security History

    2. Current state of the Art

    3. Extrapolating Current Trends


    4. Managing Users in Oracle

    5. Oracle Vulnerability Scanner

    6. Centralized Native Auditing and IPS

    7. Pluggable Database Primer


    8. New Security Features in 12C

    9. Design Flaws, Fixed and Remaining in 12C

    10. New Security Issues in 12C

    11. Advanced Defenses and Forensic Response


    12. Privileged Access Control Foundations

    13. Privileged Access Control Methods

    14. Securing Privileged Access Control Systems

    15. Rootkit Checker and Security Monitoring


    16. Oracle Security Architecture Foundations

    17. Enterprise Manager 12c As a Security Tool

    18. Defending Enterprise Manager 12c

    19. The Cloud and Privileged Access

    20. Management and Conclusions

    Source Code/Downloads

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