Category Archives: Speaking

Blog posts about lectures, speaking and public appearances

EU GDPR, MS SQL Server 2016 and Oracle Security

I’ve just updated the list of my public appearances and planned events. For once, no just Oracle Events 🙂 I’ll speak about the new EU GDPR and its impact on databases in a Trivadis regional customer event together with my colleague Stephan Hurni. Beside this two events I’ll hold a webinar on Oracle 12c Release 2 new security features. This webinar is organised by DOAG.

Unfortunately all these events are in german. No matter, I’m about to register the one or other topic at upcoming Call For Papers. If the speeches get approved I’ll update my list of public appearance.

Trivadis Schwaben Gipfel – Top 10 Database Threads and Risk Management

Just finished my second presentation at the Trivadis Schwaben-Gipfel in Stuttgart. It is about Database Threads and Risk assessment and a few considerations on Database classification. The slides are available for download  Schwaben-Gipfel Top 10 Gefahren_fuer eine Datenbank.pdf.

Trivadis Schwaben Gipfel – Die neue EU Datenschutzverordnung

Just finished my first presentation at the Trivadis Schwaben-Gipfel in Stuttgart together with Florian van Keulen and Aleksander Widera. It is about the new European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and some few considerations on its impact on Databases. The slides are available for download  Schwaben-Gipfel Die neue EU Datenschutz Verordnung.pdf.

Some impression for the event and my presentation.


DOAG SIG Security Mannheim 2016

Bit more than two weeks ago I finished my presentation about Security Probleme und deren Risikobewertung at the DOAG SIG Security in Mannheim. It is about Database and Data Classification, Risk Assessment and how Risks could be minimized. The slides are available for download  DOAG_SIG_Security_Security_Wieviel_darf_es_sein.pdf.

DOAG SIG Security

Just a couple of hours ago I’ve lecture a presentation about the latest Generation of Database Technology at the DOAG SIG Security in München. It is a sneak preview on a few upcoming security improvements. Unfortunately I do not yet have the permission to provide the presentation for download. But I will make the download link available once the dust settles on the latest Generation of Database Technology…

so stay tuned.

SOUG Special Intrest Group Baden March 21st

In about two weeks I will participate at the SOUG special interest group at Baden. I will present a paper entitled “New Security Features in latest generation of Oracle Database“. Where latest generation of Oracle Database does not stand for an other Oracle 11g release. But that’s an other story…

The aim of the presentation is to provide a range of information on new security features as they could be released in with latest generation of Oracle Database. It covers the following possible new features.

  • Data Redaction
  • Unified Datenbank Auditing
  • Role and Privilege Analysis
  • Improved Database Vault
  • Database Application Security Architecture
  • Improved Key Management
  • New OS Roles

Have a look at the SOUG Webpage for a detailed Agenda of the Event and the location. Looking forward to see you there.

Due to the fact that this presentation contains preliminary information, the slides will not be available for download. It is a must to personally attend the SIG SOUG 🙂 If you do not have time to participate at the SOUG event, you have a second chance later this year. I’ve planned a similar presentation for the DOAG Event in Düsseldorf. More on that later.

Oracle Database Security Seminar – New dates

After the two Database Security Seminars in february, Oracle plans two more events in june. I’ll participate with the presentation “Oracle Security – How much should it be?” as already posted in the older blog post Oracle Database Security Seminar – Wieviel darf es denn sein?. The event and presentation is again in german, but there will be a set of slides available in english.

Event Informations

Event announcement and description on the Oracle website.


  • Datendiebstahl – auch bei Ihnen ein Risiko?
  • Aber wie hoch ist das Risiko? Und welche (sinnvollen!)
  • Massnahmen gibt es, um das Risiko zu reduzieren?

Dieser Vortrag präsentiert eine fragebogengestützte Herangehensweise an eine Risikoanalyse, anhand deren Ergebnisse die Datenbanken in Security-Klassen eingeteilt (public, intern, vertraulich) werden. In einem zweiten Schritt werden die Risiken pro Klasse definiert – und dazu die Massnahmen, um dies zu reduzierenden. Ziel des Vortrages ist, dass Sie Datenbanken klassifizieren lernen (Sie kennen deren Schutzbedarf und das vertretbare Restrisiko). Ausserdem sehen Sie an einem Praxisbeispiel die Umsetzungen der nötigen Massnahmen.


The updated slides can be downloaded after the event on this website. Slides from the last events in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Basel are already available.