Re: Encryption

From: Clay Jackson (cjackson) <"Clay>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:11:53 +0000
Message-ID: <>

Hi, Sallie - in my last “real” DBA job, before I moved to Quest and started doing Sales Engineering stuff; we used Virtual Private Database for just exactly the same type of thing you outlined.

We had one column in one table that contained a Tax ID number, and needed to protect it. VPD was the easiest solution for us.

I might have some examples, or be able to come up with something when I’m back in my (home) office later today.

At least then (Oracle 11), it did require Advanced Security.

Sent from my iPhone
Clay Jackson
Quest Software

On Mar 17, 2020, at 7:30 AM, Sallie Cottingham <> wrote:

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not follow guidance, click links, or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.

What are your thoughts/experiences with encryption? We have one very old database that stores SSN in several tables (did I say it is old and definitely not normalized?). The system is currently being rewritten but in the meantime, we are looking to see Oracle options for encryption. In your experiences how have you handled just one element encryption or one element in several locations?

I’m also assuming this will require an additional license – is that correct?

Sallie Cottingham
Database Administrator
Comptroller of the Treasury
Technology Solutions
425 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-34001<> 615-401-7962



Received on Tue Mar 17 2020 - 17:11:53 CET

Original text of this message