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What is Oracle Data Masking?

Oracle Data Masking is an Option offered for use with Oracle’s databases. Data masking provides a way to de-identify data. When might a company need to de-identify its data? Well, companies service their customers through data stored in their production

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Web Application Vulnerabilities – way too common!

Web applications are common to practically every company that uses the internet. Even if a company uses the well-known Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and utilizes sophisticated firewall protection, the very fact that it can’t control what users can input into

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The Recent attacks on PayPal, Visa and MasterCard

One of the interesting fallouts from the Wikileaks revelations about U.S. and international diplomatic cables that revealed the inner machinations of foreign policy operatives, secrets is the attacks by Wikileaks supporters on various financial institutions that shut off the processing

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CIS and Oracle Database Security Benchmarks

Most Oracle (as well as DB2, MySQL and MS SQL Server) DBA’s are aware of the existence of Oracle database and application security benchmarks, but tend to treat the benchmarks, which are a type of best practice lists, with somewhat of a benignly neglectful attitude. This attitude is attributable to the lack of time on behalf of the harried DBAs, who are tasked with numerous critical functions, including the ensuring of high performance and continuous availability of their systems.

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