Why has database security become such an important issue for companies these days? What are the key principles that should form the basis of a corporate strategy for information security?
In order to establish why database security has become such an important issue for companies nowadays it first needs to be established what is database security and why the protection of the aforementioned is of such critical importance to companies. As relates to security it is the protection of assets from threats. Therefore the definition of database security can be taken to be the protection of information from threats, protecting information systems, data, messages, and information processed, stored and communicated through information systems. Through database security a company ensures the protection and security of systems, media and facilities which process and maintain information vital to its operation.