Protecting Data in Databases vs. Applications: Better Security and Compliance at Lower Cost
Solutions for safeguarding sensitive data housed in database management
systems vary from encrypting data at the application level to defense-indepth
protection of the database itself. Aberdeen’s analysis shows clear-cut
advantages for database security rather than application-level security
requiring encryption of data: based on the same number of applications, 30%
fewer incidents of data loss or data exposure, 15% greater efficiency at
addressing common audit requirements, and 34% lower annual cost of
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