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Oracle Database Encryption by Kelly Lynn

  Many companies are struggling to address both existing and emerging privacy and compliance requirements around the world. These include industry specific requirements such as Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), government regulations like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA Privacy Rule) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and numerous security breach notification laws. One of the most difficult aspects of complying with such laws and regulation is restricting access to personally identifiable information (PII), like credit card numbers, social security numbers, and so on. One of the most effective -- and challenging -- means of doing this is encryption. Fortunately for Oracle customers, there are many options for accomplishing this goal. Encryption capabilities within Oracle databases have progressively improved with … Continue reading