October 28, 1998
An In-Depth Look at Oracle Security
SEBASTOPOL, CA--Security in a relational database management
system is complex, and too few DBAs system administrators,
managers, and developers understand how Oracle implements
system and database security. Newly released,
describes how Oracle database security features are implemented,
and provides many practical strategies for securing Oracle systems
Oracle Security covers the field of Oracle security from simple to
complex. It describes basic RDBMS security features (e.g., passwords, profiles,
roles, privileges, synonyms) and discusses such Oracle products as the
Oracle Enterprise Server and Oracle Security Server. The book also touches
on advanced security features, such as encryption, Trusted Oracle, and
Internet and Web protection.
focuses on the following database security topics:
- Establishing an organization's security policy and plan
- Protecting system files and passwords
- Controlling access to database objects (tables, views, rows, columns, etc.)
- Building appropriate user profiles, roles, and privileges
- Monitoring system access via audit trails
- Developing appropriate backup and recovery strategies
About the Authors
Marlene Theriault has over 14 years of experience as a database
administrator, starting with version 2.0 of the Oracle RDBMS.
She has presented papers at numerous conferences throughout
the world, including various IOUG-A, DECUS, EOUG, and Oracle
OpenWorld conferences. At the 1997 East Coast Oracle conference,
Marlene tied for first place with Steven Feuerstein, receiving an
"Outstanding Speaker" award. She also received the "Distinguished Speaker"
award two years in a row at ECO- '95 and ECO- '96. Marlene's
articles have appeared in Pinnacle Press' Oracle Developer Magazine,
IOUG-A's SELECT Magazine, and many user group publications.
Marlene reactivated the Mid-Atlantic Association of Oracle
Professionals' Database Administration Special Interest Group
and is the current chair of the MAOP DBA SIG. She authors an
"Ask The DBA" column for the MAOP newsletter, and her articles
and columns are available at
William Heney started working with version 2 of the Oracle
database in 1980. After doing application development in FORTRAN
and what then passed for "Forms," he began to specialize in DBA work.
In the ensuing years he has worked for a wide variety
of customers, many of whom wanted some form of access control
implemented in the database. Some of the techniques acquired
during these experiences are reflected in this book.
By Marlene Theriault & William Heney
1st Edition October 1998
446 pages, ISBN: 1-56592-450-9; $34.95
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