Protecting your database

Database Intrusion Detection

Article from Issue 143/2012
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Your database can be one of the most vulnerable elements in your organization. We share some tips for detecting and preventing attacks.

When it comes to attacks against organizations, databases are generally the soft underbelly – easy to attack once you’re past the front line – and they usually hold all the really interesting data. But, databases are hidden behind firewalls, and only a complete fool would allow direct remote access to them, right? Right. But for a database to be useful, you generally have to make it available to users so they can interact with it.

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