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Security Link Roundup - January 4, 2016

Mon, 2016-01-04 10:50

January 4, 2016 Oracle Consulting Security Link Roundup

I'm Mark Wilcox.

The Chief Technology Officer for Oracle Consulting- Security in North America and this is my weekly roundup of security stories that interested me.

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Database of 191 million U.S. voters exposed on Internet: researcher

So 2016 starts off with another headline of a database breach.

In this case 191 million records of US voters.

This is ridiculous.

And could have been prevented.

And a sobering reminder to contact your Oracle represenative and ask them for a database security assessment by Oracle consulting.

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Secure Protocol for Mining in Horizontally Scattered Database Using Association Rule

Data mining is a hot topic - it's essential to marketing, sales and innovation. Because companies have lots of information on hand but until you start mining it, you can't really do anything with it.

And often that data is scattered across multiple databases.

In this academic paper from the "International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication" the authors describe a new protocol that they claim respects privacy better than other options.

On the other hand - Oracle already has lots of security products (for example database firewall, identity governance) that you can implement today to help make sure only the proper people have access to the data.

So make sure to call your Oracle represenative and ask for a presentation by Oracle Consulting on how Oracle security can help protect your data mining databases.

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A Guide to Public Cloud Security Tools

Cloud computing is happening.

And most people are still new to the space.

This is a good general article into the differences in security between public and private clouds.

Plus has a list of tools to help you with cloud security.

And if you are wanting to use cloud to host Oracle software - please call your Oracle represenative and ask them to arrange a meeting with Oracle Consulting Security to talk about how Oracle can help do that securely.

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Survey: Cloud Security Still a Concern Heading into 2016

Security continues to be the biggest concern when it comes to cloud.

While there are challenges - I find securing cloud computing alot simpler than on-premise.

Assuming your cloud hosting is with one of the major vendors such as Oracle or Amazon.

And if you are wanting to use cloud to host Oracle software - please call your Oracle represenative and ask them to arrange a meeting with Oracle Consulting Security to talk about how Oracle can help do that securely.
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">40% BUSINESS DO NOT USE " SECURITY ENCRYPTION" FOR STORING DATA IN CLOUD

"Holy crap, Marie."

I watch a lot of reruns of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and I feel like this story is another rerun.

Except unlike Raymond this is a rerun of a bad TV show.

Encrypting a database is one of the best ways to secure your data from hackers.

So before you start storing data in the cloud, in particular with an Oracle database make sure you have Oracle Consulting do a security assessment for you.

That way you can know what potential problems you have before you start storing sensitive production data.

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