Oracle Importance{2}


by Abubaker D
My article talks about Oracle and its importance in data security. Nowadays, consolidation, outsourcing and cloud computing are some of the most important aspects in IT organizations and they all focus on data security. Companies right now are trying to move beyond securing the network; they are trying to secure the data itself. Oracle is a really important defensive in depth database security tool. Its architecture adds a new layer of security around the data itself. Oracle leverages database activity monitoring and blocking, privileged user and multi-factor access control, data classification, transparent data encryption, consolidated auditing and reporting, secure configuration management, and data masking. Organizations can achieve their security goals by using Oracle.

I thought this was connected to our lectures because Oracle is one of the database security tools. I know we don’t study it in our course. But, it’s important for students to know about it since a lot of organizations use it.

I’ve noticed that Cal Poly Pomona uses Oracle in its website server to protect its database. If you notice, whenever you stay a long time on BroncoDirect, you can’t login again immediately. Oracle pops out a note, and it requires you to clear your browsers history and cookies in order to login again.

Oracle Corp (2011). Cost Effective Security and Compliance with Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Retrieved from http://whitepapers.pcmag.com/content14812