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Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook

By : Adrian Neagu
Book Image

Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook

By: Adrian Neagu

Overview of this book

For almost all organizations, data security is a matter of prestige and credibility. The Oracle Database is one of the most rich in features and probably the most used Database in a variety of industries where security is essential. To ensure security of data both in transit and on the disk, Oracle has implemented the security technologies to achieve a reliable and solid system. In Oracle 11g Anti-Hacker's Cookbook, you will learn about the most important solutions that can be used for better database security."Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook" covers all the important security measures and includes various tips and tricks to protect your Oracle Database."Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook" uses real-world scenarios to show you how to secure the Oracle Database server from different perspectives and against different attack scenarios. Almost every chapter has a possible threads section, which describes the major dangers that can be confronted. The initial chapters cover how to defend the operating system, the network, the data and the users. The defense scenarios are linked and designed to prevent these attacks. The later chapters cover Oracle Vault, Oracle VPD, Oracle Labels, and Oracle Audit. Finally, in the Appendices, the book demonstrates how to perform a security assessment against the operating system and the database, and how to use a DAM tool for monitoring.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Oracle 11g Anti-hacker's Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Performing a security evaluation using Oracle Enterprise Manager

A good way to check a user's rights and the privileges granted to users or to a public role and other security weaknesses can be to initiate it from Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control by using the secure configuration evaluation feature.

Getting ready

All the steps will be performed on the HACKDB database.

How to do it...

If you do not have OEM installed and configured, you may use the dbca or emca command line utility to perform interactive installation and configuration (for example, emca –config dbcontrol db):

  1. Log in to Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) as an administrative user. Navigate to the Server tab, go to the Related Links panel, and click on the Policy Groups link shown as follows:

  2. The Policy Group Library page will open. In line with the Policy Group Secure configuration for Oracle in the Scheduled Evaluation column, click on the opened notebook icon as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. Next, Scheduled Evaluations...