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The Business Case for Database Activity Monitoring:  Who's Watching the Watchers?


Privileged insiders such as database administrators pose a significant risk to customer and proprietary data if allowed to act unchecked. Plus new applications and application services have created a plethora of entry points for outside attackers. Enter database activity monitoring (DAM), technology that tracks and correlates database usage and reports back in the event of an anomaly.

This video, featuring security expert Nigel Stanley:

  • Introduces to you to DAM
  • Covers the basics of how this important technology works
  • Outlines how to demonstrate to business leaders that it can help not only help data protection efforts,  but also augment an organisational compliance program


Nigel Stanley Director - Bloor's IT Security

Nigel Stanley is a specialist in business technology and IT security and now heads up Bloor’s IT Security practice.

For a number of years Nigel was technical director of a leading UK Microsoft partner where he lead a team of consultants and engineers providing secure business IT solutions. This included data warehouses, client server applications and intelligent web based solutions. Many of these solutions required additional security due to their sensitive nature. From 1995 until 2003 Nigel was a Microsoft regional director, an advisory role to Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, which was in recognition of his expertise in Microsoft technologies and software development tools.

Nigel had previously worked for Microsoft as a systems engineer and product manager specialising in databases and developer technologies. He was active throughout Europe as a leading expert on database design and implementation.

He has written three books on database and development technologies including Microsoft .NET. He is working on a number of business-led IT assignments and is an executive board member of a number of privately held companies including Incoming Thought Limited a partner company to Bloor Research that specialises in security consultancy and education.

Nigel is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the British Computer Society and the Institute of Directors.

Guardium, an IBM Company
03 Mar 2010

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