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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 factors

Factors can also play an important role in enforcing security in Oracle Database Vault. A factor is a variable or an attribute, something similar to application context attributes. A factor can represent a user session, session identifier, module, IP address, and more. You can use factors for conditioning and restricting user authentication, and to build additional restrictions on data access based on their values and attributes.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we will replace the rule expressions Evaluate VW_AMERICA user and Evaluate VW_EUROPE user with the default Session_user factor.

How to do it...

Oracle Database Vault provides build it factors that can be used alone or combined to enforce different types of evaluations:

  1. Connect as the ODVA_OWNER user and select the session user from the dvf.f$session_user factor function:

    SQL> conn odva_owner
    Enter password:
    SQL> select dvf.f$session_user from dual;