[ISN] Survey: Database Administrators, IT Security Still Not On The Same Page

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 01:44:50 -0500 (CDT)

By Ericka Chickowski
Contributing Writer
Dark Reading 
May 18, 2011

Database administrators still don't get security, according to a study 
published Wednesday.

Many DBAs and general IT decision-makers admit they know little about 
critical database security issues such as change control, patch 
management, and auditing, the survey says.

Conducted by Unisphere Research on behalf of Application Security Inc., 
the survey questioned 214 Sybase administrators belonging to the 
International Sybase User Group (ISUG) about their database security 
practices. The prevalent theme running throughout the survey was that 
most organizations lacked controls to keep database information 
protected across the enterprise.

"A majority of respondents admit that there are multiple copies of their 
production data, but many do not have direct control over the security 
of this information," the survey report stated. "Only one out of five 
take proactive measures to mask or shield this data from prying eyes."


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