Date Added: May 2013
Data is the most valuable asset in today's world as it is used in day-to-day life from a single individual to large organizations. To make the retrieval and maintenance of data easy and efficient it is stored in a database. Databases are a favorite target for attackers because of the data these are containing and also because of their volume. There are many ways a database can be compromised. In this paper the challenges and threats in database security are identified.