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Different security for terminals in different locations

This falls under the domain of physical security. A terminal located inside a physically secure data center is less likely to be attacked as opposed to one outside. This has been discussed in depth in Chapter 4 under the section for Physical Security.

Comply with Orange Book C2 or better

This is a security specification recommended by an independent party. Oracle database and software is already compliant, so there is no cause of concern for compliance here.

Account canceled when employee leaves

This calls for procedural modifications to the security administration. When an employee leaves, there should be a well-defined procedure for the help desk to systematically lock all the accounts used by the employee – email, domain, and database. Often, mostly due to lack of proper procedure, the accounts are left open, which can become prime targets for hackers.

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