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Why Oracle CSO attempt to shoot the messenger is misguided

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 12, 2015.

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    Mary Ann Davidson, CSO of Oracle, unleashed a firestorm of controversy this week thanks to a misguided and ill-advised blog post. Davidson ranted about customers doing independent vulnerability scans to detect flaws in Oracle code and stressed that any poking around in the Oracle code is a violation of the licensing terms of service. <Sigh>

    On top of being inappropriate in its tone and unbecoming of a C-level executive at a company like Oracle, the blog post alienates both customers and security researchers in a way that doesn’t benefit anyone. Oracle has since removed the post, but the genie is out of the bottle and the public relations damage is already done.

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