David Knox
Vice President
Oracle National Security Group
Reston, VA

A Pragmatic Approach to Creating a Secure Information Environment

Abstract:  In this era of growing Cyber attacks, protecting information is more important than ever. The world’s most valuable information is stored in databases. Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach report states that 98% records were stolen from databases. Providing trusted access to information means that user identity must be verifiable and maintained throughout the entire information ecosystem. This talk reviews best practices and approaches to creating a secure information environment. The discussion will cover the latest advances in Identity Management and database security with an emphasis on how the two can be used together to create a robust and secure data access environment.

Biography:  David Knox is Vice President in Oracle’s National Security Group. Mr. Knox brings best practice solutions drawing from Oracle’s broad technology portfolio as well as access and engagements across multiple industries, academia and Oracle’s R&D activities. Mr. Knox has held positions as Senior Director of the Protected Enterprise & Security Business, and as Chief Engineer for Oracle's Information Assurance Center.  Mr. Knox has authored several publications including Effective Oracle Database 10g Security By Design and lead author for Applied Oracle Security. Mr. Knox earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.