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June 13, 2014

Why Database Monitoring May, or May Not, Secure Your Data

CSO — A majority of IT security pros believe that continuous monitoring of the database network is the best approach to prevent large-scale breaches like the ones that occurred at retailers Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus, a study showed.

Nearly two thirds of the 595 U.S. experts polled by the Ponemon Institute cited monitoring as the best form of database protection, a position other security experts challenged.

"Continuous monitoring, looking for unusual or anomalous type of behavior, becomes very important," Larry Ponemon, chairman of the Ponemon Institute, said. "The more you monitor, the more things you can see and the more things you can stop."

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http://www.cio.com/article/754102/Why_Database_Monitoring_May_or_May_Not_Secure_Your_Data