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Few things terrify IT security professionals--and the organizations they protect--as much as data theft. In a single moment, a company’s private data, customer records, employee IDs, and myriad other types of confidential data can be lifted from internal servers. A moment more, and that data is available for sale to the highest bidder.
One of the most common methods of stealing sensitive data is SQL injection (SQLi), which targets security vulnerabilities in web applications in order to inject a malicious SQL statement into the database that stores the web app’s records.
SQL databases store critical information, and despite that fact, many websites remain vulnerable to SQLi attacks, like those that target SQL, which remain the most critical web app security risk.
It’s essential that not only IT security professionals, but also the decision makers they protect, understand the risk of this security threat. Learn more in this free PDF download from TechRepublic.
From the download:
WHAT ARE SQL INJECTION ATTACKS?
Structured Query Language, or SQL, is a method of managing relational databases that was first conceived of in the 1970s. Since then, it has become the standard in database management systems (DBMS) and can be found in countless organizations around the world.