Top Ten Database Security Threats: How to Mitigate the Most Significant Database Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Imperva

The enterprise database infrastructure is subject to an overwhelming range of threats. This document is intended to help organizations deal with the most critical of those threats by providing a list of the top ten database vulnerabilities as identified by Imperva's Application Defense Center. Background information, general risk mitigation strategies, and Imperva's SecureSphere Database Security Gateway protections are provided for each threat.

Top Ten Database Security Threats

  1. Excessive Privilege Abuse
  2. Legitimate Privilege Abuse
  3. Privilege Elevation
  4. Database Platform Vulnerabilities
  5. SQL Injection
  6. Weak Audit Trail
  7. Denial of Service
  8. Database Communication Protocol Vulnerabilities
  9. Weak Authentication
  10. Backup Data Exposure
By addressing these top ten threats, organizations will meet the compliance and risk mitigation requirements of the most regulated industries in the world.
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