oracle top 10 healthcheck
Posted on 2013-01-17
I am trying to compile a sort of top 5 security checks for an 11g oracle database to set our internal auditors on across our oracle database estate? Which, in your expert opinions as oracle DBA's, are the top 5 most crucial security/access control checks for an oracle database…. Some initial ideas I had from a layman's perspective were 1) application of critical security patches, 2) default database account passwords and 3) weak database account passwords. Can you provide details of any other checks you'd recommend in a top5/6 critical list? I appreciate that weaknesses in applications and host operating systems can expose the database, but I was hoping to keep the list specific to controls within the oracle database…
Secondly, aside from security specific configurations, if you were doing an overall risk assessment/control healthcheck of an oracle database what would you recommend the top10 checks/controls be for some level of assurance that the availability, confidentiality and integrity of the database isn’t in jeopardy. I know there are some useful oracle hardening and configuration guides but I was more after the most important controls/configurations more than anything. So a top 10 priority list would be brilliant and very interesting.
So top 5 security controls 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and top 5 other essential non-security controls, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5