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Oracle's Ellison On AWS, The Fundamental Problem With Cloud Security, And Deploying The ‘Star Wars Cyber Defense’

Larry Ellison isn't one to shy away from controversy—or avoid hyperbole. Here are some of his most eyebrow-raising statements from his OpenWorld keynote.

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Star Wars Defenses

Oracle's second-generation cloud comes equipped with "Star Wars cyber defenses," Ellison said.

Specifically, that's two sci-fi sounding technologies: impenetrable force fields that surround customer resources, and killer robots that hunt down threats.

The "force fields" are essentially barriers that "surround each individual customer zone in our cloud so threats cannot spread from one customer area to another, so a malicious customer can't move laterally in our cloud."

The robots take advantage of the latest artificial intelligent to search for and destroy malicious software.

"The combination of those protect your data and protect our Gen2 cloud," Ellison said.

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