A new Oracle-sponsored report indicates that organizations see needed improvements in enterprise database security as majority of respondents pointed to human error and abuse of access privilege as top concerns.
The company said Tuesday an Independent Oracle Users Group survey of 353 database and information technology professionals found that enterprises lack sufficient security controls that prevent, detect and monitor potentially risky user activity.
The corresponding “DBA ““ Security Superhero: 2014 IOUG Enterprise Data Security Survey” report notes that organizations need to bolster their database security measures to address internal and external risks and prevent data breaches.
“Exercising extreme data security diligence and data breach readiness is no longer an optional concern but rather a cost of doing business,” said John Matelski, IOUG president.
Added Vipin Samar, vice president of database security at Oracle, “It’s more important than ever for organizations to have actionable data security strategies in place to properly manage sensitive customer and organizational data.”
Other risks include insider threats, viruses or malicious code, lack of encryption, spread of data between production and nonproduction environments, and the lack of knowledge on where sensitive data is located.
IOUG conducted the survey with support from Unisphere Research.