Tag: Security

During Quest Forum Digital Event: Cloud Week, ATCO (Alberta Trailer Company) Group's Ella Kulyk gave a presentation on Oracle Cloud Security from the customer perspective.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Learn the how and why of running Oracle on Windows, and some tricks to help you along the way.  This session will benefit the Beginner to Mid-Level Oracle DBA faced with running Oracle on a Windows Server, and may also teach some old hands a trick or two.  Instead of delving into topics that would be for Server Administrators, this talk will deal with issues directly related to DBAs running Oracle on a Windows Server.  Find out how to leverage many of the features that Windows has to help you as a DBA, including taking advantage of some of the command line and scripting options available.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

This presentation explains the functionality and administrative operation of the Multitenant (MT) option to the Oracle Database.  This overview of the MT architecture precedes the majority of the presentation content, which covers administration scenarios of the MT option with several examples.  The administration examples include common procedures related to pluggable database management, plus examples of new 18c and 19c functionality.

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Oracle Databases are a target of cyber-attacks by hackers looking to obtain sensitive data such as credit card numbers and personally identifiable information used in identity theft.  Even though databases are not externally accessible, they are still a target as most cyber-attacks penetrate the network perimeter and look for high-value targets within your internal network.  This session will review and demonstrate the tools most used in database breaches including Metasploit, Nmap, database rootkits, and other tools.  Each tool will be demonstrated and the indications of such use against the database will be shown.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Complex performance situations are not always quickly diagnosable using an AWR time-based analysis or an ASH sample-based analysis. And certainly, the diagnosis will not be completed the second new data becomes available or before a support ticket has been received!

A solution is to use a supervised learning classification machine learning model. We can train the model to recognize and "understand" a virtually unlimited number of Oracle performance and business-related data.

Once trained, we will present the model with just-available data asking, for example, if a support ticket will likely be submitted. Or perhaps, if the performance will likely be green, yellow, or red.

Join me as I build a "Poor Performance" indicator using 100% free industry-standard tools, such as Python and the "Always Free" Oracle Autonomous Database with Oracle ML SQL Notebooks. All presentation slides, scripts, and a recording of the demonstration are available!

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ChatOps is an automation model connecting users and tools to processes through messaging applications. It leverages the simplicity and familiarity of chat to empower users to interact directly with applications and databases, retrieving information, and performing work in real-time. Done right, ChatOps is a safe, agile way to minimize or eliminate tedious, repetitive operational tasks and reduce workloads. Virtually anything can be automated or called via ChatOps through simple commands—from self-service password resets, to initiating reporting cycles, to running ad hoc refreshes of development environments—all without granting end users access to a database or application.

This session covers:
-Connecting Oracle databases in the Cloud or on-premises to chat services via REST
-Considerations for building database APIs to handle ChatOps interactions
-Methods for securing communications between the database and application
-Practical examples of ChatOps integrations

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Oracle is revolutionizing how data is managed with the introduction of the world’s first self-driving database. Oracle Enterprise Manager offers a unified, cost-effective, and easy way to automate the migration of your on-premises database workloads to the next generation of industry-leading database, Oracle Autonomous Database, eliminating human labor and error. For Database Cloud Services, Enterprise Manager helps DBA’s consolidate Databases or Infrastructure on OCI Cloud and also assess success of migration. Reap benefits from seamlessly transferred configurations, periodic synchronization of data with production, and “time travel” capabilities such as rewind/refresh. Join this session to learn more.

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Encrypting data at rest is a foundational strategy for any information security program. The security of your data depends not just on how complete the encryption is within database environment but also on how much security and control you have over the encryption keys. In this session, join Oracle Database security product managers to learn about innovations in Oracle Transparent Data Encryption including online migration from clear text to encrypted data. Hear about the latest innovations in key management including the new multimaster high-availability architecture for Oracle Key Vault. The session also features real-world customer deployment cases.

The Critical Patch Update for July 2020 was released on July 14th, 2020. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

Quest Forum Digital Event 2020

Have you moved beyond just sending alerts and monitoring performance in OEM?  If not, learn the top 5 things that you should be doing to take your game to the next level.  Topics will include high availability, standby management, configuration management, and more!