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Content tagged with Database Security posted in July 2010
What You Should Know About Tokenization
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
A week ago Visa released a set of best practices and recommendations for tokenization. Unfortunately, "best practices" leaves plenty of room for poor implementations.
SIEM Ain't DAM
Commentary  |  7/19/2010  | 
I've been getting questions about the difference between system information and event management (SIEM) and database activity monitoring (DAM) platforms. It's easy to get confused given their similarities in architecture. There's also a great deal of overlap in events that each collects and the way they handle information. Couple that with aggressive marketing claims, and it seems impossible to differentiate between the two platforms.
Patching And Risk Mitigation
Commentary  |  7/15/2010  | 
I followed an interesting discussion on a DBA chat board this week regarding whether to patch a database. The root issue for the DBA was a minor vulnerability was corrected by a recent patch release, but fear that a multipatch install process could fail halted the upgrade.
Oracle Patches 59 Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Sun Solaris product suite, Oracle Database Server, Fusion Middleware, and Supply Chain Products Suite vulnerable to remote exploitation, with no authentication required.
ID Thefts Go Unreported Despite Notification Laws
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
The Identity Theft Resource Center says one-third of breaches appear to be malicious, but a lack of transparency and accountability may be masking true extent of problem.
HHS Proposes Patient Privacy Rules
News  |  7/9/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services regulations would expand patients' rights to control their personal health data.
Microsoft Aims To Alleviate Health IT Cloud Concerns
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Healthcare providers still have many reservations about the security of cloud computing for electronic medical records and mission-critical apps.
Healthcare CIOs Inattentive To Social Networking Policy
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
The latest round of Facebook privacy issues reinforces the importance of implementing and enforcing social networking policies and guidelines says a Garner analyst.


When It Comes To Security Tools, More Isn't More
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope,  1/11/2021
US Capitol Attack a Wake-up Call for the Integration of Physical & IT Security
Seth Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer,  1/11/2021
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