New Year’s resolution: Security of data

Database security experts warn IT managers of impending security threats to data and urge them to get to grips with their database now or face the consequences in 2007.

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Database security experts warn IT managers of impending security threats to data and urge them to get to grips with their database now or face the consequences in 2007.

Secerno, the innovator in database and application assurance for the protection of online digital assets, urges IT managers to shift their focus inwards, take control of their databases and be prepared for the next wave of external and internal threats facing them in 2007.

A combination of recent high profile breaches and forthcoming legislative requirements, such as the Payment Card Initiative framework for securing transactional data, is driving attention to the implementation of effective data security.

Online banking is expected to increase as more than 16 million people continue to login to private financial data via websites. More than 26.4 million people now shop online with an estimated 372 million transactions undertaken last year.

Secerno chief executive, Paul Davie said: ‘It is fair to say that the security sector has now come to terms with the fact that they are dealing with highly financially motivated, technologically advanced and professional database infiltrators. The years of spam and simple phishing scams targeted at the naïve PC user are no longer our major concern. Any company that stores data needs to shift its focus inwards.”

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