Feeds

Database security breaches on the increase

Viral marketing

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence

Direct security breaches against databases appear to be on the rise, according to the recently released Summer 2002 Database Developers survey from research firm Evans Data Corp.

The report revealed that one in five respondents have experienced a direct breach in security, up significantly from the winter survey six months ago when 12% reported direct breaches. The most frequent type of security breach was a viral attack from outside the enterprise, at 22%.

The survey, which is fielded among more than 700 database specialists across North America, also revealed that all of the strategies for managing web-based data from real-time updating, to data collection to dynamic page creation, have increased in relative importance in the eyes of database developers. Evans said that the majority of database developers, 72%, rate dynamic page creation as critical and first in importance of features found in a database with web access, while 72% also give high priority to automatic site updating.

In addition to renewed interest in web access, the report uncovered increased momentum in the push to make databases accessible from mobile platforms. Almost half (47%) of respondents are either developing database applications that support wireless or handheld devices, or plan to do so within the coming year, a nine-point jump from the survey a year ago. In addition, more than a third of programmers are targeting PDAs for their first deployment, ahead of any other device category.

© ComputerWire

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Putin tells Snowden: Russia conducts no US-style mass surveillance
Gov't is too broke for that, Russian prez says
Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches
German service pays tribute to Lavabit
Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
Canadian teen accused of raiding tax computers using OpenSSL bug
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Call of Duty 'fragged using OpenSSL's Heartbleed exploit'
So it begins ... or maybe not, says one analyst
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.