Every DBA needs a super-invisible DBA cape since we always have to be the heroes. —Rebecca Bond

Security in any organization often appears to be an insurmountable obstacle. As soon as you get something implemented, it needs to be reviewed and possibly revised; and shirking the responsibility is just not an acceptable option. Just like leaving the door open before a hurricane, it is too late to start to plan a defense after the storm arrives.

Costs and time are often cited as insurmountable issues in implementing security. On balance, however, the implementation expense cannot compare to the devastating costs of managing and recovering ...

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