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Trust no one. This isn’t just a reference to an old David Navarro album, it’s the best policy when it comes to setting security practices for your Oracle Database. Learn how to proactively manage your access and admin rights to best protect your system and thwart cybercriminals.
To fully ensure Oracle Database Security in your ecosystem, make use of the following components:
There are also best practices that you can adhere to that keep your data safe.
Follow these tips to ensure that hackers and digital thieves can’t slip into your network unnoticed.
Administrators no longer store system credentials in unencrypted files or scripts. Now, the Secure Password Store feature lets you build a wallet file to safely store database logins and passwords.
Combine this measure with the following password protection tools:
Verify Password Complexity: The password verification function is a PL/SQL script labeled UTLPWDMG.SQL found it the directory at $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/ admin. By default, it’s disabled. Log into SQL*Plus with administrative privileges to run it. CONNECT SYS/AS SYSDBA Enter password: password @$ORACLE_HOME/RDBMS/ADMIN/utlpwdmg.sql
You can change the default parameters to suit your needs. For example, case-sensitivity is enabled by default but may not be desirable if you prefer to minimize the complexity somewhat.
Account Lockout: By default, accounts are locked after 3 invalid attempts within a specified time frame. This thwarts brute-force cyberattacks. Here is the related parameter:
FAILED_LOGIN_ATEMPTS 3 PASSWORD_LOCK_TIME 10
The lock time argument is set to 10 days.
There’s a handy INACTIVE_ACCOUNT_TIME parameter to lock unused accounts (in days).
Starting with Oracle 12c, the company introduced a Unified Audit Data Trail that contains the features of SYS.AUD$, SYS.FGA_LOG$and DVSYS.AUDIT_TRAIL$. This uber-function creates a comprehensive audit trail for detailed sleuthing (SYS.FGA_LOG$) and combing through Oracle Label Security and the Database Vault (DVSYS.AUDIT_TRAIL$).
User authentication is paramount in distributed environments. Besides default authentication, Oracle Database is compatible with third-party protocols and services. Here are some examples:
Control database access with system tools like Oracle wallet security, grant security, and virtual private databases. Note that remote database access requires secure key access via VPN or shell (SSH).
Leaked sensitive data has repercussions for the company, customers and vendors. That’s why you should treat personal health information, intellectual property and proprietary information with extreme care.
First, identify its location. To search across multiple platforms, use a built-in utility, Oracle’s Transparent Sensitive Data Protection. DBAs administer databases while stakeholders own the data. Use the data masking feature to keep the data secure.
Database protection needs to receive equal billing with data security. Here are three tools that can make that happen:
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