Chapter 9. Database Auditing and Intrusion Detection

In some ways, DB2 database auditing is like putting a security camera in a convenience store. The fact that the camera is there will deter some crooks. If the crooks are brazen enough to proceed anyway, the video, when reviewed, will lead to their capture.

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Setting up database auditing has some similarity to the plot of numerous detective shows on TV. The TV detectives realize that not every event is important enough to deserve attention (otherwise the show would exceed its allotted time), but the events that are important will lead to the culprit. That is one of the benefits of database auditing (and auditing in general); it can capture information that is deemed important enough ...

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