Protect your database with a thorough and effective database security plan
Source: IBM Press
If you happen to be a database administrator, a written database security plan can be a lifesaver, both on initial database setup and as an ongoing reminder of the symbiotic relationship between the database and the organization's information assets. A database security plan guides you both before and after a database has been launched. It guides you as you formulate your DB2 database policies. It should be an active document, referred to for guidance on a regular basis and updated as change arises. Even more importantly, the very act of committing a database security plan to writing assists you in identifying potential security risks that might not otherwise be uncovered before it is too late. Creating a security plan funnels the combined thoughts of the organization into one readable whole and presents in a clearer fashion the ways to address and mitigate those threats. In this sample chapter from Understanding DB2 9 Security, learn how to formulate a thorough and effective database security plan.
Title: Understanding DB2 9 Security
Published: December 2006
Authors: Rebecca Bond, Kevin Yeung-Kuen See, Carmen Ka Man Wong, Yuk-Kuen Henry Chan
Chapter: Chapter 2: DB2 Security: The Starting Point
Published by IBM Press