1. Market Research
  2. > Computer Security Market Trends
Database Security in a Dynamic IT World

Database Security in a Dynamic IT World

  • March 2015
  • 9 pages
  • ID: 2837202


Table of Contents


Databases are under attack. Public statements by Target, Home Depot, and Anthem following their highly publicized data breaches are both uniform and succinct on how their breaches unfolded: unauthorized access to IT systems that ultimately led to extraction of sensitive information. Excerpts from Home Depot’s and Anthem’s statements serve to illustrate:
• Home Depot – Criminals used a third-party vendor’s user name and password to enter the perimeter of Home Depot’s network. These stolen credentials alone did not provide direct access to the company’s point-of-sale devices. The hackers then acquired elevated rights that allowed them to navigate portions of Home Depot’s network and to deploy unique, custom-built malware on its self-checkout systems in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the previously disclosed payment card data, separate files containing approximately 53 million email addresses were also taken during the breach.
• Anthem – These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s Information Technology (IT) system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data.

Data breach costs are mounting. Although the impact of data breaches on brand and business is difficult to segregate from other influences, what is clear is that there are tangible expenses that the breached companies incur; for example, in their good faith efforts to protect affected individuals from further damage with free credit monitoring and identity protection services. Also, class-action lawsuits represent another expense. Target, for example, received preliminary approval on a $ million settlement related to its 2013 breach; a token amount relative to $ million, primarily in legal fees, the company reportedly spent in 2014.3 There are also forensics investigations to conduct, usually through a third party, and changes in technologies and processes to ward off a breach reoccurrence.

These three companies are not alone; they represent the growing trend of data breaches resulting from hacking.4 According to Verizon, in its 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, hacking contributed to data breaches more frequently than any other threat action; and hacking’s frequency has been increasing over the last three years.5 Malware and social engineering (e.g., phishing), which are commonly used with hacking, are second and third in frequency, respectively. From this same report, servers (inclusive of database servers) are the primary data breach target.

While attacks on traditional on-premises databases are reason enough to be concerned, big data and cloud deployments elevate the concern. Many big data initiatives are organizational experiments with new types of data stores (e.g., Hadoop and NoSQL) and new data sources, looking to unlock valuable insights that can fuel new revenue-generating and cost-cutting processes. But such experimentation, unless carefully managed from the start and into production, can increase the risk of data breaches. Second, cloud adoption contributes to a more agile and dynamic IT environment, but it places data in environments that are not fully in the organization’s control, both figuratively and literally.

Recognizing that big data and cloud will be part of the IT future for most organizations, and can also be sizable data repositories, Stratecast believes that organizations must prepare for all contingencies in developing a database security strategy. What matters most in this preparation is that the organization can adroitly manage the risks associated with sensitive data, across a variety of IT environments, while also maximizing the data’s business value. In this SPIE, we examine database security fundamentals that help to ensure high levels of flexibility in data use, and effectiveness in data protection.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.
Ahmad helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.
Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Encryption Software Market by Component, Application, Deployment Type, Organization Size, Vertical And Region - Global Forecast to 2022

Encryption Software Market: Global Forecast until 2022

  • $ 7150
  • Industry report
  • October 2017
  • by MarketsandMarkets

Stringent regulatory compliances and the increasing concern for data security are expected to be driving the growth of the encryption software marketThe encryption software market size is expected to grow ...

Public Safety and Security Market by Solution, Service, Vertical And Region - Global Forecast to 2022

Public Safety and Security Market: Global Forecast until 2022

  • $ 7150
  • Industry report
  • December 2017
  • by MarketsandMarkets

An increase in smart city initiatives and in criminal activities and terrorist attacks is expected to drive the public safety and security marketThe public safety and security market size is expected to ...

Global Adaptive Security Architecture Market 2017-2021

Adaptive Security Architecture Sector: Worldwide Forecast until 2021

  • $ 3500
  • Industry report
  • October 2017
  • by Infiniti Research Limited

About Adaptive Security ArchitectureAdaptive security architecture is a framework to help organizations classify existing and potential security investments; it helps to ensure that there is a balanced ...

Download Unlimited Documents from Trusted Public Sources

Computer Security Industry - Forecast

  • December 2017
    25 pages
  • Computer Securi...  

    Data Analytics  


  • Europe  


    United States  

View report >

Computer Security Industry in Europe

  • December 2017
    176 pages
  • Computer Securi...  

    Information Tec...  

  • Europe  


    United States  

View report >

Computer Security Markets in the US

  • November 2017
    24 pages
  • United States  

View report >

Related Market Segments :

Big Data

Data Security


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.