14 November, 2012
McAfee Labs researchers expect data breaches to continue to increase with more disclosures. The total number of data breaches, which includes database security attacks, in the third quarter of 2012 surpassed all of 2011 (source: privacyrights.org), although the volume was not exceptionally high. This growing threat presents a critical security area for businesses that need to fortify data protection and database security systems.
In the near future, McAfee Labs researchers expect changes in both the volume and sophistication of attacks.
What lies ahead for data and database security threats? Businesses should be aware of the current threat landscape and the recent breaches and vulnerabilities.
With database breaches reaching an all-time high in 2012, it is clear databases are serious targets. Although McAfee Labs has not seen an upward trend in database breaches, it is significant that two zero-day vulnerabilities were announced in the small database security community (relative to the web and malware communities) within weeks of each other.