Secure Linux Configuration for HIPAA Compliance with Enterprise Manager

In 2020, there was a substantial increase in the number of breaches and incidents reported in the Healthcare vertical. In fact, the number of confirmed data breaches in Healthcare increased from the previous year according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. Misconfiguration was one of the vehicles for these data breaches that included compromised personal information, medical details and other credentials. These enabled external and/or internal actors to steal data that is then used for financial fraud. With the ever-present danger of increased security breaches, protecting these sensitive data is critical. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides guidance for securing healthcare information. 

Please read the full article by Product Manager Harrish Niddagatta

Secure Linux Configuration for PCI-DSS Compliance with Enterprise Manager

With the ever-present danger of security breaches, protecting sensitive data is critical. Data breaches are becoming more frequent; there has been a big increase in the number of records and the value of the information stolen. Businesses must ensure that sensitive data is protected by securing the configuration of Systems, limit privileges assigned to a well-known set of users, and all user activities audited.

Securing your payment card data through preventative measures has never been more important than it is today. PCI Data Security Standards v3.2 help protect the safety of sensitive data in your environment. 

Please read the full article by Product Manager Harrish Niddigatta

Integration between OEM Console and My Oracle Support

First announced at Oracle Open World 2009, the integration between Oracle Enterprise Manager and the My Oracle Support website.

This new features allows you to track down Patch recommendations, create Patch Plans, validate Patch Plans for possible conflicts and many more.

Read the Paper I published on this subject

Integration of Enterprise Manager Grid Control and My Oracle Support

Organizations that are facing strict Security Compliance rules and are dealing with 24/7 demands, will find this feature extremely helpful to allow there data enter staff to prepare for necessary patching with a minimum of outage.

One of the major frustrations this feature is dealing with is the situation where administrators have been investing an enormous amount of time in debugging issues, some other customers already dealt with months ago and found a solution for.

Using the Recommended Patching feature helps you to avoid situations like this.

Attended to the OEM GC – SIG in Berlin

Just returned from Berlin where I attended to the OEM GC – SIG Day. This day was organised by the DOAG (German Oracle Users Group).

There were 40 interested attendees.

The theme of this day was "Security and High Availability`

I did 2 presentations:

Configuration of Security Dashboards in OEM GRID Control

HA and OEM GRID Control

For more information on this day, check

One of the things that were anounced is that next year May 5th and 6th there will be a OEM GC – SIG day focussing on the than released OEM GC Version 11R1.
During one of these days there will be the possibility to get "Hands on" experience with the new release.