Gartner Research

Apply the Nine Critical Capabilities of Database Audit and Protection

Published: 01 March 2013

ID: G00248245

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans


IT leaders face complex problems when trying to manage the security of rapidly expanding database inventories from different vendors. Growing internal and external threats, and regulatory environments, compound the need for centralized database security.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • No. 1: Database Security Policy
    • Recommendation
  • No. 2: Data Discovery and Classification
    • Recommendation
  • No. 3: Assessment of Users and Permissions
    • Recommendation
  • No. 4: Privileged User Monitoring and Auditing
    • Recommendation
  • No. 5: Application User Monitoring and Auditing
    • Recommendations
  • No. 6: Event Collection, Analysis and Reporting
    • Recommendation
  • No. 7: Vulnerability and Configuration Management
    • Recommendation
  • No. 8: Prevention and Blocking of Attacks
    • Recommendation
  • No. 9: Encryption, Tokenization and Data Masking
    • Recommendation

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