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10 Jul 2017
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Monday Spotlight: Reduce Your Security Vulnerabilities Without Disrupting Operations [64912]
By Zeynep Koch

Zeynep blogs, "With security breaches on the rise and as more customers adopt emerging container technologies for the cloud, the ability to patch systems with critical security errata without downtime has become more crucial than ever. Attend this webcast to learn how Ksplice is the only solution that can deliver zero-downtime patching for your core infrastructure, in both kernel and user space, for your traditional workloads as well as your cloud..."
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07 Jul 2017
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The Security Operations Center Is Dead ... Long Live The SOC By Dan Koloski [64797]
By Dan Koloski

Dan blogs, "The traditional security operations center can't deal with present reality. We must rethink the concept in a way that prepares for the future.

I recently moderated a CISO panel that featured security leaders from a diverse set of industries. A group of hardworking, knowledgeable, professional experts in the field of cyber-security (most with decades of experience) discussed how difficult their jobs have become and how vulnerable they felt their organizations were despite their best efforts..."
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19 Jun 2017
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Oracle's Security Fixing Practices [64506]
By Eric Maurice

Eric Maurice blogs, "In a previous blog entry, we discussed how Oracle customers should take advantage of Oracle's ongoing security assurance effort in order to help preserve their security posture over time. In today's blog entry, we're going to discuss the highlights of Oracle's security fixing practices and their implications for Oracle customers.

As stated in the previous blog entry, the Critical Patch Update program is Oracle's primary mechanism for the delivery of security fixes in all supported Oracle product releases and the Security Alert program provides for the release of fixes for severe vulnerabilities outside of the normal Critical Patch Update schedule. Oracle always recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply the security fixes provided by Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts as soon as possible..."
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19 May 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Security and Patch Updates to Secure Global Desktop [63589]
By: Jan Hendrik Mangold

Jan blogs, "We've now publicly released an important set of patch set updates for Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) in parallel with Oracle's April 2017 Critical Patch Update (CPU). The patch set updates include security and stability fixes for SGD releases 5.3, 5.2 and 4.71.

The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms, as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments..."
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22 Mar 2017
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How to Secure MySQL/MariaDB Servers [61841]
By Ashraf Sharif

"After attacks on MongoDB databases, we have recently also seen that MySQL servers are being targeted by ransomware. This should not come as a surprise, given the increasing adoption of public and private clouds. Running a poorly configured database in the cloud can become a major liability.", writes Ashraf.

"In this blog post, we'll share with you a number of tips on how to protect and secure your MySQL or MariaDB servers..."
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03 Jan 2017
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Oracle Key Vault 12.2 BP3 is Now Available [59462]
By Michael Mesaros, January 3rd, 2017

Michael blogs, "Bundle Patch 3 (BP3) of Oracle Key Vault 12.2 is now available. This release delivers new capabilities and several improvements including:

  • Persistent master key caching to enhance database continuity in the event the OKV server is unavailable
  • Integration with the Thales nShield Connect 6000+ Hardware Security Module
  • Support for the NIST CNSA (Commercial National Security Algorithm) Suite
  • Support for Google and Office365 SMTP business services for delivery of email notification alerts.."

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