Managed Health Systems of Indiana patient health information, July-September, 2019; Microsoft customer service and support records, January 22, 2020; Wyze email addresses, December 30, 2019; Georgia Tech student data, March 2019.

What do all of these breaches have in common? The data that was stolen was inside a database.

Yet when most companies think about data security, they still focus on securing the network, and spend very little time and energy making sure the databases—where the data actually lives—are safe.

When was the last time you had a network security assessment done? If yours is like most companies, it was pretty recently… and that’s good.

But when was the last time you had a database security assessment done? If yours is like many companies, the answer is “Never.”

Even if your network security posture is robust, it is only a matter of time before your network is breached. And don’t forget about “insider threats,” both malicious and accidental. It is best to add another layer of protection between the bad actors and your data.

Make sure that when cybercriminals do get past your network protections, your database will keep them out.

Download our Database Security Roadmap get valuable insights into create an in-depth defensive posture to protect your data.