Jul 02, 2015

Threats and Vulnerabilities to Corporate Databases
Every cyber attack, whether from internal or external users is aimed at gaining unauthorized access to sensitive data stored inside corporate databases. Also, most business services today are delivered through the Web and the most serious attacks to Web applications themselves are aimed at gaining unauthorized access to the underlying database technologies. Unfortunately, many organizations do not give adequate attention to securing their corporate databases and many attacks and misuse go unnoticed until it is too late. In order to understand how to protect corporate databases, it is important to thoroughly understand the range of weaknesses and threats that are challenging such vital technology.

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