Oracle Database Users Lock Out Data Leak Security at Oracle OpenWorld - Controlling Database Access

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2008-09-22 Print this article Print
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About a third of the respondents said users can bypass applications and gain access to application data in the database directly using ad hoc tools. One respondent observed: "Privileged users that have access to the data sometimes pull that information out into departmental developed systems and manipulate the data for reporting purposes. At that point the data is out of the control levels available to ensure validity."

Oracle database administrators might claim to fear data breaches and talk big about security features, but not all employ the strongest data leak prevention practices. A survey of 316 Oracle database users by the Independent Oracle Users Group offers a window into the security concerns of Oracle database administrators and the database security and data leak prevention tactics in use. The Oracle OpenWorld user conference Sept. 21 to 25 shines a light on Oracle database security features and practices.

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