Database Transactional Based Fraud and the Halloween Problem are significant concerns in the realm of database security. Malicious transactions pose a risk to data integrity and availability, yet detecting and identifying attackers executing such transactions remains a challenge. This article explores the concept of Database Malicious Transactions Detector (DBMTD), a proposed mechanism consisting of transaction profiling and intrusion detection phases. It discusses the importance of transaction profiling in identifying authorized transactions and describes the auditing mechanism that collects crucial information about executed commands. Additionally, the article delves into the infamous “Halloween Problem” in SQL UPDATE queries, highlighting the need for proper handling of database changes to avoid unintended consequences. By understanding these concepts, organizations can enhance their database security measures and protect against transactional fraud while ensuring accurate and efficient data management.
Schema-Based Access Control for SQL Server Databases explores the importance of implementing effective access controls in database systems. The article highlights the principle of least privilege, emphasizing that all users, including Database Administrators (DBAs), should only have permissions relevant to their job. It introduces a structured schema-based approach to access control using ANSI SQL permissions hierarchy and database roles. This approach simplifies assigning permissions and ensures that users inherit the necessary privileges at the schema level. The article also references the role-based security in SQL Server, allowing permissions to be assigned to roles or groups of users rather than individual users. It provides insights into fixed server and fixed database roles and their predefined permissions. By mapping logins to database user accounts and adding them to appropriate roles, effective access control can be achieved in SQL Server databases.
This article explores the differences between NoSQL databases and relational databases. It highlights the limitations of the traditional relational database model, such as scalability issues when expanding tables. The article introduces MongoDB as a NoSQL database management system that offers flexible data storage in JSON-like documents. It explains the concept of NoSQL databases and their focus on flexibility, scalability, and high performance. The various data models in NoSQL databases, including the document model, graph model, key-value model, and wide column model, are discussed, emphasizing their suitability for different types of data and applications. The article concludes by mentioning organizations that utilize MongoDB in production, showcasing its real-world implementation.
Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Introduction The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR) was proposed as a draft bill by President Obama on 27 February 2015. The CPBR is intended as a law that will govern the collection and dissemination of consumer data. The Obama administration re-introduced the CPBR as an… Read More »
Locard’s Exchange Principle and the Daubert Test Locard’s Exchange Principle is based on the precept that when people interact within an environment, they always leave traces of their activities. This is the basic principle of forensic science. In the digital and physical world, Locard’s Exchange Principle applies in that if people attempt to steal, remove, add, alter, or… Read More »
In today’s digital landscape, organizations must prioritize information security. This comprehensive guide explores the key elements and best practices for creating an effective information security policy. Learn how to protect valuable data, mitigate risks, and foster a culture of security awareness.
The Importance of Online Terms of Service Agreements in Contract Law Online Terms of Service agreements (TOS) found in contracts must have the following elements to be considered legal and enforceable: Parties to the contract must have the legal ability to enter a contract known as contractual capacity. A contract can only be used for transactions that are… Read More »
The Concept of Safe Harbor The concept of “Safe Harbor” refers to specific actions, example; encryption of private data, that an individual or an organization can take to show a good-faith effort in complying with the law. This good-faith effort provides a person or organization “Safe Harbor” against prosecution under the law (Grama, 2015, pg.253). The State of… Read More »
Section 409 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Section 409 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) states that organizations that are subject to SOX are required to disclose to the public, on an urgent basis, information on material changes in their financial condition or operations. The disclosures must to be presented in terms that are easy to understand and supported… Read More »
Explore the Health Information Privacy Complaint Form and the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to collect and receive relevant material and information. Learn about the voluntary nature of consent in investigations, the potential impact of withholding consent, and how it may affect the progress and resolution of a complaint. Gain insights into the importance of providing consent to facilitate a thorough investigation and ensure the protection of individual privacy rights.