About this course

Course type Essentials
Course code OC11GSEC
Duration 5 Days
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In this course delegates learn how they can use Oracle Database features to meet the security, privacy and compliance requirements of their organization. The current regulatory environment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, HIPAA, the UK Data Protection Act, and others requires better security at the database level. Students learn how to secure their database and how to use the database features that enhance security.

This course provides suggested architectures for common problems. It discusses the following security features of the database: auditing, encryption for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS ) including encryption at the column, tablespace and file levels, Virtual Private Database, Oracle Label Security and Enterprise User Security. Some of the Oracle Network security topics included are: securing the listener and restricting connections by IP address.

Learn To:

  • Implement Oracle Database security features to ensure the data is secure
  • Implement Oracle Database security features to ensure compliance with regulations

Target Audience

  • Database Administrators
  • Support Engineer
  • Security Administrators
  • Technical Administrator
  • System Analysts
  • Administrator

Prerequisites

Required Prerequisites:

  • Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I
  • Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I Release 2 (www.qa.com/OC11GDBA1R2)

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II
  • Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II DBA Release 2 (www.qa.com/OC11GDBA2R2)

Delegates will learn how to

  • Use basic Oracle Database security features
  • Choose a user authentication model
  • Secure the database and the listeners
  • Use the Enterprise Security Manager tool
  • Manage users using proxy authentication
  • Implement Enterprise User Security
  • Describe the benefits and requirements associated with the Oracle Advanced Security option
  • Manage secure application roles
  • Implement fine-grained access control
  • Manage Virtual Private Database
  • Implement fine-grained auditing
  • Use Transparent Data Encryption
  • Use file encryption
  • Encrypt and decrypt table columns
  • Set up Oracle Label Security policies

Outline

Introduction to Database Security

  • Fundamental Data Security Requirements
  • Data Security Concerns
  • Compliance Mandates
  • Security Risks
  • Developing Your Security Policy
  • Defining a Security Policy
  • Implementing a Security Policy
  • Techniques to Enforce Security

Choosing Security Solutions

  • Maintaining Data Integrity
  • Protecting Data
  • Controlling Data Access
  • Oracle Database Vault Overview
  • Oracle Audit Vault Overview
  • Combining Optional Security Features
  • Compliance Scanner
  • Enterprise Manager Database Control: Policy Trend


Basic Database Security

  • Database Security Checklist
  • Reducing Administrative Effort
  • Applying Security Patches
  • Default Security Settings
  • Secure Password Support
  • Enforcing Password Management
  • Protecting the Data Dictionary
  • System and Object Privileges

Auditing Database Users, Privileges, and Objects

  • Monitoring for Suspicious Activity
  • Standard Database Auditing
  • Setting the AUDIT_TRAIL
  • Specifying Audit Options
  • Viewing Auditing Options
  • Auditing the SYSDBA Users
  • Audit to XML Files
  • Value-Based Auditing

Auditing DML Statements

  • Fine-Grained Auditing (FGA)
  • Using the DBMS_FGA Package
  • FGA Policy
  • Triggering Audit Events
  • Data Dictionary Views
  • DBA_FGA_AUDIT_TRAIL
  • Enabling and Disabling an FGA Policy
  • Maintaining the Audit Trail

Using Basic User Authentication

  • User Authentication
  • Protecting Passwords
  • Creating Fixed Database Links
  • Encrypting Database Link Passwords
  • Using Database Links without Credentials
  • Using Database Links and Changing Passwords
  • Auditing with Database Links
  • Restricting a Database Link with Views

Using Strong Authentication

  • Strong Authentication
  • Single Sign-On
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Tools
  • Configuring SSL on the Server
  • Certificates
  • Using the orapki Utility
  • Using Kerberos for Authentication
  • Configuring the Wallet

Using Enterprise User Security

  • Enterprise User Security
  • Oracle Identity Management Infrastructure: Default Deployment
  • Oracle Database: Enterprise User security Architecture
  • Oracle Internet Directory Structure Overview
  • Installing Oracle Application Server Infrastructure
  • Managing Enterprise User Security
  • Creating a Schema Mapping Object in the Directory
  • Creating a Schema Mapping Object in the Directory

Using Proxy Authentication

  • Security Challenges of Three-Tier Computing
  • Common Implementations of Authentication
  • Restricting the Privileges of the Middle Tier
  • Authenticating Database and Enterprise Users
  • Using Proxy authentication for Database Users
  • Proxy Access Through SQL*Plus
  • Revoking Proxy Authentication
  • Data Dictionary Views for Proxy Authentication

Using Privileges and Roles

  • Authorization
  • Privileges
  • Benefits of Roles
  • CONNECT Role Privileges
  • Using Proxy Authentication with Roles
  • Creating an Enterprise Role
  • Securing Objects with Procedures
  • Securing the Application Roles

Access Control

  • Description of Application Context
  • Using the Application Context
  • Setting the Application Context
  • Application Context Data Sources
  • Using the SYS_CONTEXT PL/SQL Function
  • PL/SQL Packages and Procedures
  • Implementing the Application Context Accessed Globally
  • Data Dictionary Views

Implementing Virtual Private Database

  • Understanding Fine-Grained Access Control
  • Virtual Private Database (VPD)
  • How Fine-Grained Access Control Works
  • Using DBMS_RLS
  • Exceptions to Fine-Grained Access Control Policies
  • Implementing a VPD Policy
  • Implementing Policy Groups
  • VPD Best Practices

Oracle Label Security Concepts

  • Access Control: Overview
  • Discretionary Access Control
  • Oracle Label Security
  • How Sensitivity Labels are Used
  • Installing Oracle Label Security
  • Oracle Label Security Features
  • Comparing Oracle Label Security and VPD
  • Analyzing Application Needs

Implementing Oracle Label Security

  • Implementing the Oracle Label Security Policy
  • Creating Policies
  • Defining Labels Overview
  • Defining Compartments
  • Identifying Data Labels
  • Access Mediation
  • Adding Labels to Data
  • Assigning User Authorization Labels

Using the Data Masking Pack

  • Understanding Data Masking
  • Data Masking Pack Features
  • Identifying Sensitive Data for Masking
  • Types of Built-in Masking Primitives and Routines
  • Data Masking of the EMPLOYEES Table
  • Implementing a Post-Processing Function
  • Viewing the Data Masking Impact Report
  • Creating an Application Masking Template by Exporting Data Masking Definitions

Encryption Concepts

  • Understanding Encryption
  • Problems that Encryption Solves
  • Encryption is not Access Control
  • What to Encrypt
  • Data Encryption Challenges
  • Storing the Key in the Database
  • Letting the User Manage the Key
  • Storing the Key in the Operating System

Using Application-Based Encryption

  • DBMS_CRYPTO Package Overview
  • Using the DBMS_CRYPTO Package
  • Generating Keys Using RANDOMBYTES
  • Using ENCRYPT and DECRYPT
  • Enhanced Security Using the Cipher Block Modes
  • Hash and Message Authentication Code

Applying Transparent Data Encryption

  • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • Creating the Master Key
  • Opening the Wallet
  • Using Auto Login Wallet
  • Resetting (Rekeying) the Unified Master Encryption Key ** 11.2 **
  • Using Hardware Security Modules
  • TDE Column Encryption Support
  • Creating an Encrypted Tablespace

Applying File Encryption

  • RMAN Encrypted Backups
  • Oracle Secure Backup Encryption
  • Creating RMAN Encrypted Backups
  • Using Password Mode Encryption
  • Restoring Encrypted Backups
  • Data Pump Encryption
  • Using Dual Mode Encryption
  • Encrypting Dump Files

Oracle Net Services: Security Checklists

  • Overview of Security Checklists
  • Securing the Client Computer
  • Configuring the Browser
  • Network Security Checklist
  • Using a Firewall to Restrict Network Access
  • Restricting Network IP Addresses: Guidelines
  • Configuring IP Restrictions with Oracle Net Manager
  • Configuring Network Encryption

Securing the Listener

  • Listener Security Checklist
  • Restricting the Privileges of the Listener
  • Moving the Listener to a Nondefault Port
  • Preventing Online Administration of the Listener
  • Using the INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT Parameter
  • Analyzing Listener Log Files
  • Administering the Listener Using TCP/IP with SSL
  • Setting Listener Logging Parameters
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