Save the Database, Save the World.  That's the title of John Ottman's new book on database security in the great age of insecurity. Ottman, who is president and CEO of Application Security, Inc., has seen and heard more than his share about the failings of data security in enterprises, and his words are something from which members of an information-intensive industry as insurance can benefit.

Here's the challenge we face: more than 10 million databases across the globe remain largely unprotected, and more than 200  million records are breached every year. And the biggest threat isn't those teenage hackers from Belarus or government agents from a hostile power – organizations need to defend their data assets against internal threats, not only disaffected workers but also trusted administrators who hold the keys.

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