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Why good database security planning is essential for protecting a company’s most important assets

Submitted by on December 27, 2018 – 3:54 amNo Comment

Data is firmly established as one of the most valuable resources in the world today and is the lifeblood of most organisations. Accordingly, it has also become the most sought-after prize by cyber criminals. Where thieves would once have broken into bank vaults to steal gold and cash, they are now seeking to hack into company databases to access their confidential data.

Accessing a database full of personal information is one of the most reliable paydays in the world of cybercrime. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is the basis of the underground cyber economy and is constantly bought and sold on the dark web, with healthcare records commanding a particularly high value. Armed with enough personal data, criminals can commit identity fraud or use the information to launch more elaborate and targeted social engineering attacks.

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