Surprisingly, 13.2% of respondents stated that their organizations’ management still does not understand that enforcing database security measures is essential to both client security and reputation protection.
They were asked: “What are your main challenges or obstacles to implementing database security in your organization?”
- Complexity: 31.4%
- Requirement for dedicated personnel or special expertise: 19.9%
- Management doesn’t understand the need: 13.2%
- Cost: 9.1%
- Other: 26.4%
SQL injection attacks occur several times every hour; companies’ most valuable assets are in their databases – customers’ records, orders, accounts payable – and without protection, that information can easily find a place on the open market.
“Database security is the difference between a company maintaining its position or running afoul of regulations and opening itself up to significant financial losses and reputation damage,” concluded Sadeh.