Slavik Markovich CTO, Database Security, McAfee Slavik Markovich is CTO of Database Security at McAfee and was ...
In my last blog post, I described a few new trends in data breaches uncovered in McAfee Labs’ Q3 Threats Report. During this month’s #SecChat, I’d like to open the database security conversation to the wider security community. From deployment errors and poor configuration to bad apps, vendor vulnerabilities, and more, database admins have their hands full when it comes to protecting mission-critical business information.
We want to know: What do you consider to be the top threats to database security – SQL Injection attacks, privilege abuse, platform vulnerabilities, patch management, or something else? In your experience, what are some of the most frequent challenges in the database security space, and how do you see the industry moving forward to address these common issues?
What are some of the obstacles that you believe enterprises must overcome in order to deploy a secure database platform in a virtual environment and/or in the cloud? Are there specific concerns and solutions you think are compelling for these environments, either for large enterprises or SMBs? What kind of impact do you think regulatory compliance mandates have had on database security?
What security issues do you see when dealing with heterogeneous database environments, and is IP protection a compelling database security issue within your organization?
Thursday, 12/13 at 11am PT, join me on Twitter with @McAfeeBusiness to share your experiences, best practices, and recommendations with the security community to address these questions and many more.
Logistics: How do I participate in #SecChat?