Risky Business - The Self Auditing Database

December 14, 2005

[From IT Observer]

The increasing frequency of database attacks is driving federal and state legislation that requires virtually every organization to deploy more robust audit mechanisms to protect sensitive data. To meet this requirement, some organizations attempt to use the built-in auditing tools supplied with database software platforms. This practice of setting up a "self-auditing" database is based upon several false assumptions and violates the fundamental audit requirement for independence.

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