Databases Attacks and Defence Techniques

Abstract

In today's world, any and every organisation keeps data. And the most common and widely used method of storing data is databases. It allows those in possession an easy way to retrieve and maintain the information as well as organise and manipulate the data when necessary. These jobs are carried out using Database Management Systems. Keeping data confidential is one, if not the, most important task of organisations, so it is essential to find a method or methods which keep databases secure. This paper will review in detail the main database security techniques and outline to some extent the ways in which databases are attacked.