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Friday, September 10, 2004

Oracle Applications Auditing and Security Best Practices

This post points you to a site that has some really good presentations and white papers related to auditing and securing Oracle E-Business Suite and provides some related links.

Having been an Auditor/Accountant in a former life, I always try to make certain that when implementing an ERP system I take into account security issues and also ensure that the system can be audited by both internal and external parties. Oracle has many built in auditing and security features, but in my experience, people do not make appropriate use of them because they are not aware they exist or they do not have the time or budget to implement them. Personally, I believe awareness of the capabilities of Oracle E-Business Suite is the starting point towards ensuring system security and auditability. Hence, it’s always nice to come across some information which can give you new ideas as to what approach you should take when implementing such a system.

A really good site that I have come across which has some superb white papers and related information on Oracle Applications auditing and security is Integrigy. According to their site: -

Integrigy Corporation is a leader in application security for large enterprise, mission critical applications. Our application vulnerability assessment tool, AppSentry, assists companies in securing their largest and most important applications. Integrigy Consulting offers security assessment services for leading ERP and CRM applications.

Key Oracle Applications papers and presentations on auditing and security that you can download are as follows: -

The resources section of the site is also quite good since it not only includes white papers but also security alerts, advisories and notes, analysis and tools and scripts . There is also a quarterly newsletter published which keeps you up to date with Security Issues around Oracle Applications.

Other Resources

  • Best Practices for Securing Oracle E-Business Suite – Metalink Note ID 189367.1
  • Best Practices For Securing Oracle E-Business Suite 11i For Internet Access – Metalink Note ID 229335.1
  • 11i: A Guide to Understanding and Implementing SSL for Oracle Applications – Metalink Note ID 123718.1
  • Oracle Applications 11i System Administrator’s Guide
  • Oracle Security Alertshttp://technet.oracle.com

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Atlanta OAUG - August Meeting Agenda

This post contains details of the upcoming Atlanta Oracle Applications User Group (ATLOAUG) monthly meeting.

The next meeting of the Atlanta OAUG is scheduled to take place on Friday the 20th of August 2004 and you can find the Agenda here. Highlights are as follows

Presentation abstracts and descriptions relating to the highlights can be found on the User Group site where you can also register to attend. Registration is FREE so if you are in the vicinity you should make the most of this opportunity.

You can download historical presentations and white papers delivered at Atlanta Oracle Applications User Group Meetings from 1997 -2004 here - there’s certainly plenty of good material to take a look at. grin

Other areas of interest on this site are the newsletters section where you can download/subscribe to their newsletter.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Oracle Applications Newsletters

This post contains details of the various Oracle Applications Newsletters that can be downloaded.

Solution Beacon - an Oracle Partner in America has a really good quarterly newsletter which will keep you up to date with all the latest developments in 11i E-Business Suite. Download it here

Assist - an Oracle Partner in Australia has a number of quarterly newsletters that can be downloaded here. Unfortunately these don’t seem to have been updated since 2002, however, the newsletters going back to 1999 still have some interesting and useful information.

A variety of regular E-newsletters can be subscribed to at ITtoolbox and SearchOracle.com

If any readers know of any other good newsletters that have an Applications or Functional focus please send me a mail or add a comment to this post.