14. Database Security
Database security and protection are receiving more attention and budget from organizations due to the steady increase in data breaches and the resultant regulations (see next chapter) designed to abate them. However, database security still requires more focus and effort. According to a 2005 report from Forrester Research, 75 percent of enterprises do not have a DBMS security plan.
Data breaches continue to dominate both business and IT news, with bigger and uglier data breaches being regularly announced. A recent incident came from Epsilon, an e-mail marketing firm that sends billions of e-mails annually. The breach involved the exposure of e-mails for customers of many well-known brands, including the rewards ...