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Oracle is building a robot army to protect data

Oracle is building a robot army to protect data


Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the company’s growth, the success of the company’s cloud computing technology and how the company is tackling cyber security.

The global cyber threatOpens a New Window. is getting more dangerous. Whether it is bad state actors looking to infiltrate a government or individual hackers looking to steal your identity, Oracle wants to be the first line of defenseOpens a New Window. with its army of robots.

“Clouds, [and the] modern cloud is constantly under attack by what are called botnets,” Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison said during an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo Opens a New Window.on Friday. “Some are state actors, some are individual cyber criminals and we’re building modern robotic defenses to protect our customers’ data.”

In Ellison’s opinion, the only way to “patch databases in a timely fashion” is by fully automating.

“The second it’s discovered… your robots have to patch it,” he said. “Because if they have robot attacks on our clouds, and robot attacks in our data centers and our government agencies, you better have robotic defenses or… cyber defenses that are Star Wars-ish.”

Earlier this week, Ellison slammed Amazon over their approach to cloud Opens a New Window.security saying that the way they store corporate data could possibly lead to vulnerability. Even though big companies including Google and Facebook have spent billions on cyber defenses, big companies, including JPMorgan Chase need even more updates to their security infrastructureOpens a New Window..

“We’ve seen headlines, you know, cyber break-ins at Google, at FacebookOpens a New Window., at AmazonOpens a New Window., big government agencies,” he said. “It’s happening because these architectures, these old cloud architectures really were never designed for security.  Security was an afterthought.”

Ellison also cautioned big governmentOpens a New Window. to up its game citing the 2015 attack against the United States Office of Personnel Management in which a data breach exposed the records of millions of government employees.

Ellison was also joined by Oracle CEOOpens a New Window. Mark Hurd in their first interview together.


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