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Gartner Report: Ten Database Activities Enterprises Need to Monitor

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Most enterprises are paying too little attention to the very real security risks associated with their databases. Auditors, security and risk professionals, and data owners need to watch for telltale behaviors that may indicate serious database security problems.

Key Findings:

  • The use of structured data storage, and the amount of data stored in this way, are increasing rapidly. This trend is largely driven by data analytics requirements and consolidation efforts.
  • The information stored in enterprise databases is increasingly sensitive and subject to legal, regulatory and other compliance requirements.
  • Despite the growing criticality of their databases, many enterprises continue to rely heavily on inadequate network and application-layer controls, and perform only minimal monitoring on database storage infrastructure.

This complimentary report, authored by Jeffrey Wheatman, research director within Gartner's Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy research group, includes Gartner's compiled list of 10 critical database activities and behaviors that enterprises should be auditing now, segmented by four roles:

  1. Privileged users
  2. End users
  3. Developers, system analysts and system administrators
  4. IT operations
Vendor:
IBM
Posted:
09 Aug 2010
Published:
09 Aug 2010
Format:
PDF
Length:
8 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English

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