11 is just around the corner!
though it may seem like April 10th - 14th is far away there are a lot
of people diligently working to ensure COLLABORATE 11 is a successful
experience for everyone. Why go to COLLABORATE 11? Where else can you
COLLABORATE with thousands of Oracle users, LEARN from experts and
leaders in the Oracle Community, DISCOVER technology solutions and
strategies, and last but not least, GAIN inside information and
insight from Oracle leadership and technology visionaries. So ¿save
the date¿ April 10th - 14th at the Orange County Convention
Center West, Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit the
COLLABORATE 11 home page often for updates! If you are unable to
attend COLLABORATE, let us know if you would be interested in
attending the IOUG EBP SIG meeting remotely. If we have an interest,
we may hold the meeting in a room that has a conference line.
Patching Survey -- Available Now
in collaboration with Oracle, is launching the second security
assurance survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather
feedback from as many organizations as possible about their security
patching practices and to identify which security assurance topics
are most relevant to Oracle customers. This survey is the
second of its kind: the results of the first survey were
published in February 2009.
participant to Oracle's Secure Customer Advisory Council, IOUG
partnered with Oracle Global Product Security for the creation of
these surveys to provide meaningful feedback to Oracle about its
security programs. For example, the current survey provides you
a chance to give feedback about Patch Set Updates (PSUs) and the CPU
documentation. It also provides you a chance to tell Oracle
which Security Assurance programs you would like to get more
information about: would you like more security documentation or
training from Oracle, or would like to see default configurations
install more securely by default? In the past, the feedback
provided through the Security Customer Advisory Council has resulted
in the definition of new security policies and changes to existing
policies. This survey is a very effective means to share your
experience and try to influence Oracle Software Security Assurance
programs and activities.
findings of the survey will be kept confidential. Survey
results will be analyzed jointly by Oracle and IOUG. These
results will be presented at the next Security Customer Advisory
Council meeting currently scheduled to take place in November 2010.
to take the survey and if not yet a member of the Enterprise Best
Practices SIG, sign up now for free SIG membership.
survey is located at:
architecting, implementing and maintaining enterprise database
environments we are faced with several challenges
related to security, managing large environments and business
challenges of highly available systems as well as business
continuity. The goal of this SIG is to provide members a virtual
community to discuss relevant topics in regards to enterprise
Major focus areas are:
and Application Security Best Practices
Management Strategic Direction
Highly Available Database
working with other database professionals and sharing ideas and
issues, information is available to apply best practices to
enterprise environments. Also, the SIG is focused on creating
partnerships with Oracle to develop strategic direction for
securing these environments and learning Oracle recommendations
for security to meet critical business requirements.
topics listed above as well as others are presented via web cast or
live presentations at conferences. There are white papers as well as
past web casts available for download for SIG members.
for future web casts and discussion opportunities to get involved
with the Enterprise Best Practices SIG. If there is a topic that
is important to you and tools you need please let us know.
was launched at