Saturday, October 13, 2012

Open World 2012 Presentation

Here's an audio link to my presentation at Oracle Open World this year, How Enterprise Manager 12c Brokers Peace Between DBAs and Compliance Officers. This is just my portion, I also spoke with Dave Wolf from Oracle Corp. Dave covered a lot of the features and framework of Enterprise Manager 12c. My portion, as a DBA for the Department of Defense, was in regards to how we're using 12c to manage and monitor security. At the DoD, we have a detailed list of security requirements for all of our systems, including Oracle Databases. It can be tough to monitor this established security posture – databases change, users are added, etc. It's a term I call compliance drift. We're using OEM 12c to manage our security posture and monitor when compliance drift occurs. Sorry it's not video, so you don't get to see my pretty face. But the audio is decent quality, so give it a listen if you're interested.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Just an FYI.  I'll be speaking at Oracle Open World again this year.  If you're there, my session is as follows.

:  CON9591
:  How Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Brokers Peace Between DBAs and Compliance Officers
This session discusses how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to completely automate the process of applying database patches while reporting on compliance against your own and Oracle’s security and implementation best practices. Specifically, you’ll learn how to quickly identify databases missing critical patches, how to automate patch applications, and how to maintain compliance on an ongoing basis.

  • Steve Ries CSC Database Architect
  • David Wolf Oracle Principal Product Manager
Type: Conference Session
Length: 60 minutes
:  DATABASE:Database Manageability