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August 13

20:00 UTC   Start Times Around the World


Introducing Audit Vault and Database Firewall 20
This month we introduce Audit Vault and Database Firewall release 20. This major release of Audit Vault and Database Firewall (AVDF) comes with increased audit target support, improved usability, and better interoperability with other enterprise systems.

During this session we'll discuss what has changed in the new release and the upgrade path to move from AVDF 12 to AVDF 20. Note that current AVDF 12 customers will want to upgrade before the end of March 2021.

There are TWO identical sessions - just pick the one that works best with your schedule. As always, we start with announcements, then move into a technical presentation and then open the lines for your questions related to database security. The sessions are recorded and the recordings are usually available a few days after the session is held.
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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).
Ashok Swaminathan
Ashok Swaminathan, Sr. Director Product Management, Database Security
Ashok Swaminathan is a Sr. Director of Product Management with overall responsibilities for the auditing area in the Oracle Database Security team (Audit Vault and Database Firewall, Data Safe Auditing, core database auditing). He has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software market covering inbound and outbound product management. Prior to Oracle, he worked at SAP/Sybase, where he led PM activities for SAP HANA machine learning, Sybase ASE database, Database Auditing and other products. Ashok started his career as a software engineer in the hardware test automation field. Ashok has an MBA from The Wharton School, M.S in Computer Engineering from Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.