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 Adrian Lane

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Adrian Lane is a Security Strategist and brings over 25 years of industry experience to the Securosis team, much of it at the executive level. Adrian specializes in database security, data security, and secure software development. With experience at Ingres, Oracle, and Unisys, he has extensive experience in the vendor community, but brings a pragmatic perspective to selecting and deploying technologies having worked on "the other side" as CIO in the finance vertical. Prior to joining Securosis, Adrian served as the CTO/VP at companies such as IPLocks, Touchpoint, CPMi and Transactor/Brodia. He has been invited to present at dozens of security conferences, contributed articles to many major publications, and is easily recognizable by his "network hair" and propensity to wear loud colors.
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posted in October 2009

The ABCs Of DAM

10/26/2009
Database activity monitoring (DAM) has been the biggest advancement in database security in the past decade. Identity management controls access, and encryption protects data on media, but monitoring verifies usage.

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Getting Around Vertical Database Security

10/14/2009
A few database administrators told me they wanted to know why database security is vertical and how they can fix it. True, database access controls are vertical. The basic construct of a database is a table, and access controls grant access to tables or columns. This means you can see all of the entries from top to bottom, or none at all. Access is vertical and it lacks granularity.

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Avoiding Database Audit Pitfalls

10/8/2009
Many seasoned database administrators howl in protest at the mere suggestion of running native auditing functions due to the poor performance and log management headaches that often come with auditing.

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Database Auditing Essentials

10/5/2009
Auditing database activity is a core component to any data security program. Databases capture data access and alterations during transaction processing, along with modifications to the database system. These actions are captured and written into an audit log that is managed by the database internally. The audit log is the most accurate source of events because it's the database that acts as the arbiter to ensure transactional consistency and data integrity.

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