As the list of government regulations impacting IT grows organizations must adapt to understand and comply with new rules. This increasing compliance pressure is particularly intense on data stored in corporate databases. As such, organization need to be ever more vigilant in the techniques used to protect their data, and monitor access.
Database auditing, sometimes called data access auditing, is one technique growing in popularity as a response to the demands of regulatory compliance. At a high level, database auditing is basically a facility to track the use of database resources and authority. It can be used to help answer questions like “Who accessed or changed data?” and “What was actually changed?” and “When did it change?”
But how you implement your database auditing, especially in a mainframe environment, will have a significant impact on not just "the completeness" of what you capture in the audit trail, but on the performance and availability of your entire environment.
Join me on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10:30 am, Central Daylight Time, for a free webinar where I will discuss the issues and requirements driving database auditing. This presentation can help to serve as a roadmap of sorts for your data access auditing needs.