Tag: security

Issues with Oracle Secure External Password Stores

Simon Pane, Pythian Database Consultant, Illustrates how to properly lock-down and harden scripts that use Oracle Wallets and Secure External Password Stores (SEPS).

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Securing Oracle Monitoring and Backup Scripts

Simon Pane, Pythian Database Consultant, demonstrates how to secure backups and monitoring scripts using an Oracle Wallet and Secure External Password Store.

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SQL On The Edge #6 – SQL AlwaysEncrypted

Warner Chaves, Pythian database expert and Microsoft MVP, discusses why AlwaysEncrypted, a new security feature offered in the SQL Product family can protect your business.

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Why Locking Oracle Accounts is a Bad Idea

Oracle DBA and Consultant Stefan Knecht discusses how Oracle handles a failed login attempt when an account is locked, and in turn, why locking these accounts is a bad idea.

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What’s the Ratio of Your Marketing Budget to Cyber Security Budget?

Here are three top tips to ensure you’re investing wisely in cyber security, and protecting your brand’s good name.

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Cassandra Update – Leap Second & JMX Security

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This is a short post about two things that should be on the to-do list for all Cassandra Administrators. The leap second issue and the new JMX default. The Leap Second Before we move on you should learn more about how…

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Using Ansible to Secure Cloudera Manager Installation on a Hadoop Cluster

Building a secure Hadoop cluster requires protecting a number of services which comprise Hadoop infrastructure. If you are using CDH distribution, then Cloudera Manager (CM) is one of the components that needs to be secured. There is a good step by step guide in CM documentation, and it’s easy to follow for one server, but what when you have hundreds of them? There are different approaches to the problem of managing server’s configuration at scale, but I’d like to focus on Ansible which is a neat framework for parallel commands execution and complex rollouts.

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HDFS Authentication Puzzle

HDFS authentication model changed in recent releases, but documentation is stale which can lead people into thinking HDFS is using very primitive authentication

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About MySQL 5.6

I am very excited and thrilled to use the latest release of MySQL 5.6 in production. This is probably the most notable and innovative release from many years, if not ever. I this post I take a detailed look at what is new in MySQL 5.6 and why I think its the best version of MySQL to date

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It’s Oracle patch time again

It’s yet again time for Oracle’s critical patch update (CPUJAN2008). The update will be released on Tuesday January 15, and as of yet there are no details on exactly what vulnerabilities have been found.

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