A database audit sounds like a mundane task, like checking the oil in your car. But just like regular maintenance can mean heading off big (expensive) trouble, database audits can mean the difference between a secure network and a high-profile breach.
For the Government Technology Insider podcast, we talked with Paul Parker, Chief Technologist – Federal & National Government, for SolarWinds, about how you can use database auditing as part of your 360-degree plan to help identify and respond to suspicious activity faster and more effectively.
“It really is critical that you start taking an outside-in and inside-out look at your organization as a whole — who’s accessing your data versus who’s allowed to have access to it. The answer really does come down to your organization.” –Paul Parker, SolarWinds
There’s more to it than simply checking logs. Of course, there are some basic steps every IT organization should be taking to help ensure that only the right people have access to specific files, that patches have been applied correctly, and that everything is working to spec. But there’s a lot more that can be done. Listen in to learn how to help support a comprehensive cybersecurity posture.
An earlier Government Technology Insider article on improving cybersecurity through database auditing was one of our most viewed pages. To read the complete article – including the 6 steps IT pros should take now – click here.