The Changing (Security) Role of the DBA

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Security is nothing new to the DBA. Granting privileges, creating roles and auditing logons have been part of the DBA task list since the beginning. However, the security role is changing and the protection of the data is more than just creating users and managing permissions. Data security is a growing concern in all enterprises, and since the DBAs have been guardians of the data, their skillset can be utilized in moving forward to combat the new risks and threats. In this article, Michelle Malcher explores the security aspect in ‘The Changing Role of the Modern DBA.’