The State of the Art in Data Security
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  Tom Spitzer   Tom Spitzer
VP, Engineering
EC Wise, Inc.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Level:  Introductory

Obviously, security is paramount in data management systems. This session will discuss the core strategies for ensuring the security of your databases, including encrypting data at rest and in transit, key management, user and service authentication, secure data sharing, protecting against injection attacks, and auditing changes. The specific challenges and tactics for implementing these strategies vary between relational databases and NoSQL. We will look at the tools, processes, and practices you can put in place regardless of where you are storing your data, and then touch on some product specific tools provided by leading database vendors. Finally, the session will look at where database security fits into the larger picture of cyber-security within the enterprise, reviewing how advanced persistent threats (APTs) generally take place, and how the enterprise can make it harder for them to access your databases.

  • Key Strategies for Protecting Your Data
  • Guide to Data Encryption and Key Management
  • Tools, Processes and Practices You Can Adopt Regardless of What Database You Are Using
  • Product Specific Tools
  • Keeping APTs from Getting to Your Data in the First Place

Tom Spitzer? is a software industry and IT services veteran, having been the lead technologist at both consulting and software development companies for over 25 years. As part of the EC Wise senior team, he leads the company's secure development and secure database implementation practices. Over the years, Tom has made presentations at many technical conferences and written for a variety of industry publications. Prior to EC Wise, Tom was CTO at a late 90's venture backed e-commerce startup and earlier was Chief Architect for SBT Accounting Systems, which at the time was the leader in providing source code accounting software and accounting software built on commercial database products.

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