IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Database Security Shortcomings Raise Red Flags

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2009-10-13 Print this article Print
Database Security Shortcomings Raise Red Flags

Database Security Shortcomings Raise Red Flags

by Brian Prince
A recent survey of 316 members of the Independent Oracle Users Group paints a troubling picture of database security. As it turns out, respondents this year have taken a number of steps back when it comes to protecting sensitive data, even as a higher percentage reported experiencing data breaches. The key issues—failure to manage privileged access, a lack of encryption and an over-reliance on manual or ad hoc approaches to database security. Overall, the level of security has slipped when compared with last year's survey. Whether it's due to not enough being spent on security or policy enforcement, the survey shows IT professionals have their work cut out for them.

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