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Importance of Security in Database


Hamed Pourzargham


Vol. 15  No. 5  pp. 29-31


Database servers are one of the servers that face the highest risk of attackers according to a Forrester study .The sensitive nature of these systems arises from the fact that these servers store the critical assets of o organizations among them details about clients , financial records among other assets making the need for database security even more essential . This paper highlights the main risks that database face and the possible solutions that can be used to mitigate them. Database specific attacks among them excess privileges, and general system vulnerabilities are discussed . The discussion concludes by discussing two measures that can be used to reduce the attacks on databases.


Database, Security, Excessive Rights, Denial of Service Access Control.