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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

Creating and using Oracle Database Vault rulesets

As their name denotes, rulesets are a collection of rules that in turn consist of logical statements, which might evaluate to true or false. Because of their capacity for evaluation, rulesets can be associated with command rules, realm authorization, and factor assignment, as well as secure application roles.

Getting ready

In this recipe we will create two rulesets:

  • The first ruleset will allow the selection of emp_detail_view from the vw_america and vw_europe users only, and no other user will be allowed to select from this view.

  • The second ruleset will limit the creation of views for reporting, only at the end of the month. In these recipes, we will re-use the two command rules created in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

Rules sets can be defined by using the PL/SQL Oracle Database Vault administrative packages or by using DVA:

  1. Log in with ODVA_OWNER in DVA Console.

  2. In the Database Vault Feature Administration panel, click on Rule Sets.

  3. In...