The truth about database security

August 16, 2005

[From CNET - News.com]

With all of the identity theft incidents lately, I've received an inordinate number of inquiries from large organizations about database security. This makes sense since a lot of confidential data resides in rows and columns in IBM DB/2, Oracle, or MS SQL Server.

To help these baffled end-users, I've spent some time lately speaking to the database vendors themselves as well as a number of third-party security vendors offering database security tools. It's early in my discussions but here are my takeaways so far...

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