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Content tagged with Database Security posted in November 2009
Two Ways To Encrypt Your Database
Commentary  |  11/20/2009  | 
File/operating system level-encryption is actually implemented outside the database engine -- but it's still a form of database encryption. And it's referred to as "transparent" encryption because it doesn't require any changes to the database, or calling an application.
Healthcare Affiliates Unprepared For Data Breaches
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Patient privacy is at risk from the companies that healthcare providers do business with, study says.
A Peek At Transparent Database Encryption
Commentary  |  11/13/2009  | 
There are several different ways to encrypt data stored within databases -- some residing inside the database, others outside. You can encrypt data programmatically at the application layer or at the database layer, and automatically by the OS/file system or by the database engine itself. Each has a slightly different use case, with differing degrees of data security, complexity, and impact on performance.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Investigated
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Connecticut's attorney general is looking for tougher protection for healthcare providers after records, which could be useful to identity thieves, were lost.
Cell-Level Encryption
Commentary  |  11/10/2009  | 
A friend of mine was wondering why cell-level encryption isn't used often in databases. What would seem to be a fast and efficient approach to data security actually requires a complex implementation. Cell-level encryption stands in stark contrast to commonly adopted transparent forms of database encryption, and helps us identify hidden costs and complexity.
Healthcare Providers Face Security Challenges
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
Three-quarters of organizations that conduct formal risk assessments have found patient data at risk, study says.
What DAM Does
Commentary  |  11/4/2009  | 
Database activity monitoring (DAM) tools have a range of capabilities, including data collection and analysis. But the real question is: How does this technology help you?


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