Chapter 7. Managing Security

Of the many trending issues in information technology today, perhaps none is more important than security. With an increasing rise in everything from malicious attacks to the theft of corporate intellectual property, there has never been a more pressing need for DBAs who are knowledgeable and vigilant to preserve the security of the data for which they are responsible. Consider this: Of all the possible targets to an attacker, what could be more attractive than a database filled with customer information, credit card numbers, billing addresses, or Personally Identifiable Information (PII)? In this chapter, we will learn the basics of securing an Oracle database. We'll look at the concept of security and what it means ...

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