What is the Current State of Database Security?
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Databases are among the most often attacked pieces of enterprise computing technology as they are the places where the information that attackers want tends to be kept. It's a situation that Josh Shaul, director of product management at Trustwave, is well aware of, which is why he spoke at length in a session at last week's RSA security conference on how to defend databases.
In an interview with eWEEK, Shaul noted that the classes of attacks used against databases are not new, though there are some new attack vectors that have emerged.
"We're still seeing SQL injection and cross-site scripting, as well as all sorts of URL manipulation types of attacks," Shaul said.