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Understanding DB2® 9 Security: DB2® Information Management Software by Yuk-Kuen Henry Chan, Carmen Ka Man Wong, Kevin Yeung-Kuen See, Rebecca Bond

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Chapter 2. DB2 Security—The Starting Point

First Words—What’s the Plan?

When thinking about organizational information security, your mind might jump to the technical details such as firewalls, access control lists, certificates, auditing, encryption, and all those well-known electronic trappings that present a mental vision of a secure architecture. In fact, if you review the security implementations for most organizations, you will indeed see all those things.

Did you ever wonder how those physical and logical layers of security ever started out? I did, and what I found out may surprise you. Despite all the electronic gadgetry, despite the fact that these environments were created by information technologists, despite this being the electronic ...

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