Insider Attacks and Human Error: Is Your Database Safe?

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    Ericka Chickowski

    | Posted 2011-06-02
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56 percent of the non-financial services respondents believe that human error represents the greatest challenge or risk to database security.
Worried about threats to your data? Look in the mirror. According to a new survey, the biggest threat to databases comes from human error and insider threats. The study polled members of the International Sybase Users Group (ISUG) and found that even at financial organizations, databases are still very vulnerable to attacks due to lack of oversight by insiders. Conducted by Unisphere Research on behalf of Application Security, the survey polled 216 ISUG members, almost a quarter of whom belonged to financial services organizations. Here's a look at what they said.

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