Database security is a serious issue that affects every business or organization, and most IT security personnel state one of the most effective means of database security is good database auditing. There are four key categories to database auditing: server security, database connections, table access control, and restricting database access. The federal government and some industries have begun to realize the severity of database breaches and have begun to institute data privacy regulations. Companies are expected to follow these regulations and are regularly audited to make sure they are properly securing their databases. Despite the regulations and governance councils, companies are slow to respond to the need for better database auditing. Not every data breach is caused by criminal intent, but for every accidental breach, there is a disgruntled employee who is looking for revenge or a crime ring eager to make a few thousand dollars selling the information on the black market.
Sue Marquette Poremba n early July, a Texas man was arrested for allegedly filing more than 160 false tax returns using the Social I Security numbers of University of California–Irvine graduate students. The Social Sec
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