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13 Jan 2015
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34% of Organizations Say Data Breach 'Somewhat likely' to 'Inevitable' in 2015 [40345]
By Troy Kitch

Troy writes, "According to the latest Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) Enterprise Data Security Survey, one third of organizations say that a data breach is "somewhat likely" to "inevitable" in the next 12 months, up from 20% in 2008.

Are organizations coming to the realization that data breaches will happen?..."
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31 Dec 2014
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Multiple vulnerabilities in NTP [40124]
resolved as of ntp-4.2.8

NTF's NTP Project has been notified of a number of vulnerabilities from Neel Mehta and Stephen Roettger of Google's Security Team.

The two most serious of these issues and four less serious issues have been resolved as of ntp-4.2.8, which was released on 18 December 2014. Latest version of NTP shipped with Solaris 10 and Solaris 11.2 is not impacted by CVE-2014-9293 and CVE-2014-9294.

Please upgrade to Solaris 11.2 SRU 4.4 or Solaris 11.1 SRU 13.6 to install the Solaris 11.x IDRs.

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20 Nov 2014
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Advanced Registration Now Open for new Oracle Mobile Security Primer eBook [39391]
Will provide a deeper understanding of the complex issues related to mobile security

Eric Renaud writes, "Today, just as organizations are starting to understand the first wave of the mobile revolution, there are now numerous demands being placed on IT to support the second wave as new generation devices and applications are coming online to take advantage of these new capabilities in today's corporate environment...

The Oracle Mobile Security Primer will provide a deeper understanding of not only the fundamentals, but also the complex issues related to mobile security in today's corporate mobility environment. If you maintain the role of a mobility planner, security architect, CISO, security director, IT director, operations manager or just simply want to stay up on the latest trends around mobile security, then pre-register for this new eBook: Oracle Mobile Security Primer..."
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17 Nov 2014
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Mobile Security - A Fine Balance Between Usability & Security [39390]
Oracle Mobile Security Suite

Carlos Chang writes, "Mobile is a new channel that any IT team needs to consider carefully. Enterprise IT teams are familiar with securing access from the Web browser from desktops and laptops within the firewall, and remotely via VPN. But access from mobile devices is relatively new. Especially when its from mobile apps, not just a web browser. An app that in theory is a trusted app. And the smartphones are no longer an IT provisioned mobile device (e.g. the standard Blackberry). Like it or not, it's a bring your own device (BYOD) world.

You could try to install something that locks down the entire device. And if the device is ever lost or stolen, remotely wipe the device and everything in it. A bit heavy handed perhaps?..."
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11 Nov 2014
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Oracle-Sponsored Study Highlights the Need for More Vigilant Enterprise Database Security [39283]
81 percent see privilege abuse and human error as the greatest risks to enterprise data

Data breaches cost organizations millions, damage their reputation, and result in lost customers and business opportunities. A new survey of 353 Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) database and IT professionals examines the state of enterprise database security, where the biggest risks lie, and how organizations can improve upon their security strategies.

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has released a global survey titled DBA - Security Superhero: 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey.

The survey, conducted by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Oracle, polled 353 IOUG database security managers, database administrators, and directors or managers of IT in companies spanning various industries including IT services, government, education, utilities, transportation, and financial services...
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10 Nov 2014
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Oracle at Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit [39284]
Dec 2nd - 4th, 2014 in Las Vegas

As organizations consume an increasing number of mobile and cloud apps, identity management becomes fragmented. Organizations have inconsistent access policies and lose visibility into who has access to what. To avoid these risks and costs, they are increasingly adopting a strategy of extending enterprise identity services to the cloud. This presentation explores how organizations are using Identity Management to give users access to all their data from any device while providing an intelligent centralized view into user access rights across mobile, cloud and enterprise environments. See how Oracle Identity Management can securely accelerate your adoption of mobile and cloud applications.
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