Information Security Technology
In 2002, we focused much of our research energy on
information security technology Some of
our opinions on security are below.
Security, Forensics, and Privacy in the Database
DBMS offer powerful, flexible security features. These deserve more use than they get, in
application areas ranging from OLTP to text search.
Most important, these features can go a long way toward providing the
privacy assurances that will be needed for database integration projects in health care
and homeland security.
The Future of Information Security, Part 1
The Future of Information Security, Part 2
In a two-part white paper, we spelled out our
predictions for the evolution of security technology over the next few years. Key conclusions included:
Over the next 2-4 years, most of what we now think of as
information security technology will merge into five classes of products:
network security management software
§ Real-time identity management servers
and database-related software, which will take significantly increased responsibility for
ensuring information security.
client-side security products, whether software-only or hardware-based.
By way of contrast, most other classes of security
product will be marginalized, especially point products in categories such as
firewalls, intrusion detection, or even antivirus.
For more information, please contact Curt Monash.
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