Julia Korsunsky

Julia Korsunsky ( is a senior technologist with emphasis on database architecture and systems development. For over 20 years, Korsunsky has consulted clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies designing and implementing systems and products for financial, banking, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.  She created and taught IT training courses at Clark University and written articles, manuals and curriculums on a range of technical subjects. She holds two Masters Degrees - in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Articles by Julia Korsunsky

When designing a system an architect must conform to all three corners of the CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity and Accessibility) triangle. System requirements for data confidentiality are driven not only by business rules but also by legal and compliance requirements. As such, the data confidentiality (when required) must be preserved at any cost and irrespective of performance, availability or any other implications. Integrity and Accessibility, the other two sides of triangle, may have some flexibility in design.

Posted January 07, 2011

In today's world of global economy companies recognize a growing need for a single point of responsibility for all security aspects. More and more companies acknowledge a growing need for a single point of accountability for all security aspects by creating the position of information security officer (ISO). One of the main tasks of ISO is to protect companies' main asset - the data. An ISO has to recognize that for any intruder there are two ways of stealing the data - while in transmission or directly from the database. Traditionally, the main emphasis has been placed on network controls to prevent unauthorized access, and to a lesser extent, protecting data in transmission. However, database security is often overlooked.

Posted July 15, 2008