Cyber Security Institute

Friday, October 09, 2009

Six Steps Toward Better Database Security Compliance

In a sea of compliance initiatives, database security is often overlooked.  But experts say no matter what the regulations say, securing the database is a critical part of any compliance effort.  “What I’ve found in my experience is that the database is often the forgotten layer, even though it’s the layer where the crown jewels—the data—usually resides,” says Scott Laliberte, global leader of information security assessment services for Protiviti, which conducts third-party audit assessments for enterprises.  But improving the security of the database as part of a larger compliance initiative is doable, experts say.  The trick is to follow six steps toward database compliance.