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Only 35% Of Oracle Users Continuously Monitor For Suspicious Activity




Only 35% Of Oracle Users Continuously Monitor For Suspicious Activity
Only 35% Of Oracle Users Continuously Monitor For Suspicious Activity



http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/app_security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210602800 

By Charles Babcock
InformationWeek
September 19, 2008

Who's watching the database? Not every DBA is as diligent as he or she 
should be, according to a study released this week.

Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) and the International Oracle Users Group 
commissioned Unisphere to survey the user group's members in July and 
August and, out of 316 respondents, found 20% anticipated some kind of 
data security breach over the coming year.

Six acknowledged some kind of violation over the last year. Three out of 
four acknowledged they do not consider all of their database systems to 
be "locked down." It wasn't clear whether by "security breach" they 
meant a small, inadvertent viewing of payroll or other sensitive data by 
an internal employee or the loss of 94 million records, as occurred at 
TJX (owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and other retailers) in January 
2007. Survey participants acknowledged both insiders and outsiders pose 
significant risks.

"The breach by an external party tends to be more visible, but internal 
breaches are more frequent," said Ian Abramson, president of the IOUG 
and a database consultant working in Canada.

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