Re: Encrypted databases

From: Gints Plivna <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 09:25:18 -0800 (PST)
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On 23 Nov., 20:09, "Roy Hann" <specia..._at_processed.almost.meat> wrote:
> If I wanted to start investigating encrypted databases and built-in support
> for encrypted content in databases, where might I go? I'd prefer to begin
> with something reasonably colloquial that just surveys the issues and the
> possible approaches and architectures, without getting into the actual
> business of encryption.
> This is topical in the UK this week, but that's not the reason I'm asking.
> (Some minor government robot in the Revenue not only sent the confidential
> bank details of most of the country to someone who didn't ask for them and
> didn't want them, he put the unencrypted CD in the post and it disappeared.)
> Roy

In oracle you can use Transparent data encryption

However technologies cannot protect from absolute stupidity of people (as it seems it was in above mentioned case judging from newspapers). Also remember that there isn't limits for stupidity, Darwin award each year usually confirms that.

Gints Plivna Received on Mon Nov 26 2007 - 18:25:18 CET

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