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April 09

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Understanding Oracle Label Security
This month we focused Oracle Label Security (OLS). Label Security is one of our oldest security features, originally introduced with Oracle 9.0. OLS is widely deployed in cases where fine-grained control of data access is required. Over the past few years, regulations like GDPR have driven increased interest in Label Security.

We covered the basics components of OLS, and then walk through a typical use case. We set up basic OLS policies that control data access based on our business rules and demonstrated end-to-end implementation using the policies.

Key to the recording:
02:40 Product updates
07:30 Support Corner
09:12 Label Security overview
26:10 Use case 1 - using label security groups to control access
46:15 Use case 2 - using label security compartments to control access
56:00 Q&A

Your Experts

Russ Lowenthal
Russ Lowenthal, Senior Director of Database Security Product Management    
Russ Lowenthal is the product manager for Database Security, focused on database encryption, masking, access control, audit, and monitoring. Russ is based in Orlando, Florida, USA and has been with Oracle for over twenty years. Leveraging close to thirty years of experience in IT including database, UNIX systems and network administration, he now advises Oracle's customers on secure implementations of information systems technology. Russ' certifications include Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Oracle Certified Master (OCM), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT).
Richard C Evans
Richard C Evans, Product Manager, Database Security
Richard is part of the Database Security Product Management team, which responsible for many products, including Oracle Advanced Security (ASO), TDE & Data Redaction, Oracle Key Vault (OKV), Oracle Database Vault (DV), Oracle Audit Vault & DB Firewall (AVDF), Oracle Data Masking & Subsettings (DMS), Oracle Label Security (OLS), and Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT).
Alan Williams
Alan Williams, Database Security Product Manager
Alan is an expert on all things related to database security.