Writing Discussion

Propose and defend a topic for your final project. Write 500 words or more explaining why this topic is important for your peers to understand. Be focused and specific. Look into the general topic provided in the list below to find something new and interesting to write about. You should do a deep dive into a topic.

Use at least five sources. Include at least 3 quotes from your sources enclosed in quotation marks and cited in-line by reference to your reference list. Example: “words you copied” (citation) These quotes should be one full sentence not altered or paraphrased. Cite your sources.

It is important that you use your own words, that you cite your sources, that you comply with the instructions regarding length of your post and that you reply to two classmates in a substantive way (not ‘nice post’ or the like). Your goal is to help your colleagues write better.

  1. Database security compliance with anti-money laundering statutes

  2. Risks of overly privileged users

  3. Auditing v. monitoring

  4. Maintaining data integrity with hash functions

  5. Security risks in database migration

  6. Quantitative risk assessment methodologies

  7. Qualitative risk assessment methodologies

  8. Reducing costs with tiered storage

  9. Physical protections for your database

  10. IOT threats to database security

  11. TDE

  12. Tokenization

  13. Global data Integrity violation examples

  14. Efficient disaster recovery

  15. How to effect litigation holds

  16. Data as evidence: what is chain of custody?

  17. Data as evidence: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

  18. GDPR Compliance

  19. HIPAA Compliance

  20. SOX Compliance

  21. Database STIGs

  22. ISO Database Security Framework

  23. NIST Database Security Framework

  24. Patch management and the medical device

  25. Strict Liability v. Ordinary Negligence for the DBA

  26. How Oracle 12c advances the security discussion

  27. How Stuxnet exposed the exceptional importance of data integrity

  28. Are Data integrity violations worse than confidentiality breaches?

  29. How the tsunami of data expansion increases security concerns

  30. Mobile users and data security

  31. Why is vulnerability assessment critical for data security?

  32. Legitimate privilege abuse ad how to prevent it

  33. Monitoring your most highly privileged users – what the regulations say.

  34. Creating a database security culture

  35. Vulnerable storage media?

  36. Patching – To automate or not?

  37. What do you have – inventorying your legacy data.

  38. The human factor – how to keep your DBA up-to-date

  39. Monitoring database use patterns to detect anomalies

  40. Quantitative v. Qualitative security risk assessment

  41. Safe Harbor under HIPAA

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