Vipin Samar is senior vice president of development for Oracle Database security. He leads teams responsible for all aspects of database security including encryption, redaction, masking, Oracle Database Vault, Oracle Key Vault, Oracle Audit Vault and Oracle Database Firewall. Prior to joining Oracle, Samar worked at Sun Microsystems and was the founder and CEO of a startup in enterprise application integration and mobile platforms. Since joining Oracle in 2005, he has held various positions in product development related to data security. Samar holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India. He also holds a master's degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has 12 patents in the areas of security and information retrieval.