Re: Firewalls, App Servers and Oracle databases

--- Ben <poelsb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi

> Are there any documents or books anyone can
> recommend that discuss how
> best to handle security in such an environment. 

> Thanks,

> Ben


Ben,

Part I. Pete Finnigan.
I'll save Pete the trouble of plugging his book (which
I would highly recommmend).
https://store.sans.org/store_item.php?item=80

I'm glad that I picked up a copy early on.
It sometimes lacks practical methods in which to
implement the recommendations. Metalink has some docs
on securing components.
I'd survey the papers up on his site:
http://www.petefinnigan.com/orasec.htm

If the network and the operating systems aren't
secured, you're largely wasting your time securing the
database. Check out the SANS site for papers and texts
regarding OS security.

Part II. Aaron Newman
Aaron recently presented at NYOUG (last week).
His presentation is not yet available up on the NYOUG
website (http://www.nyoug.org) but at least one older
one is up there.
His website is:
http://www.appsecinc.com/techdocs/whitepapers.html
He is the co-author of "Oracle Security" under Oracle
Press.

that should get you started.

Paul


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