Oracle 11g Anti-hacker’s Cookbook

For almost all organizations, data security is a matter of prestige and credibility. The Oracle Database is one of the most rich in features and probably the most used Database in a variety of industries where security is essential. To ensure security of data both in transit and on the disk, Oracle has implemented the security technologies to achieve a reliable and solid system. In Oracle 11g Anti-Hacker’s Cookbook, you will learn about the most important solutions that can be used for better database security

“Oracle 11g Anti-hacker’s Cookbook” covers all the important security measures and includes various tips and tricks to protect your Oracle Database.

“Oracle 11g Anti-hacker’s Cookbook” uses real-world scenarios to show you how to secure the Oracle Database server from different perspectives and against different attack scenarios. Almost every chapter has a possible threads section, which describes the major dangers that can be confronted. The initial chapters cover how to defend the operating system, the network, the data and the users. The defense scenarios are linked and designed to prevent these attacks. The later chapters cover Oracle Vault, Oracle VPD, Oracle Labels, and Oracle Audit. Finally, in the Appendices, the book demonstrates how to perform a security assessment against the operating system and the database, and how to use a DAM tool for monitoring.

What you will learn from this book

  • Get to grips with configuring a secure server at operating system level for Oracle Database
  • Master how to secure data by using Oracle Cryptographic API and Transparent Data Encryption
  • Get step-by-step instructions to implement a solid audit strategy by using the built in solutions and fine grained auditing
  • Understand how to segregate and protect data access by using Oracle Vault
  • Learn about different types of attacks and how to implement a solid defence against them
  • Empathize the attacks and interceptions by using different techniques and tools such as sniffing, man-in-the-middle, brute force and password crackers.

This cookbook has recipes written in simple, easy to understand format with lots of screenshots and insightful tips and hints.

Who this book is written for
If you are an Oracle Database Administrator, Security Manager or Security Auditor looking to secure the Oracle Database or prevent it from being hacked, then this book is for you

This book assumes you have a basic understanding of security concepts.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849685266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849685269
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