More than 350 IOUG members who completed a survey on data security, "Databases Are More at Risk Than Ever: 2011 IOUG Data Security Survey," were entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad. Rob Pierce, an IOUG member - and also a member of the Nashville Oracle Users Group - has been selected as the winner of the iPad in this IOUG ResearchWire sweepstakes drawing.
According to the research results, conducted in July 2011, many information security professionals are concerned about the increase in data breaches and methods that include social engineering, SQL injection attacks and advanced persistent threats.
One-fourth of the respondents to the survey, whichwas conduced by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., and sponsored by Oracle, felt that a data breach over the coming year was likely or inevitable. And most acknowledge that these breaches are most likely to come from inside, whether carried out by someone in the organization or an external attacker. Only 36% of respondents indicated that they had taken steps to ensure their applications are not subject to SQL attacks and more than 70% said they take longer than 3 months to apply critical patch updates.
The executive summary of "Databases Are More at Risk Than Ever: 2011 IOUG Data Security Survey" is freely available to the public from the IOUG website. In addition, the full survey report is available to IOUG members who log in. Respondents to this IOUG survey also received the full research results by email in advance.