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Top steps during the implementation of a project related to Database Security
1.As most of the times, application developers or persons implementing the applications also work as database administrators, it is important that database administration is handled by different persons in the team. For bigger projects, you should have a separate database team. This helps on most of the occasions to have better control on database management and related changes.
2.To prepare a check-list of database security which is very critical for the success of any implementation. Some of the critical issues, which require attention, are as follows:
3.Database design and also, the design of the entire application & system infrastructure should be given priority while initiating any project with large & critical database.
Top implementation mistakes or learning while implementing projects related to the above domain
Some of the critical areas, which are ignored, are as follows:
Top challenges faced during such implementation
a. Database encryption and secured communication channel for database access
b. Due to time constraint, most of the times database are not properly deployed and this comes up after going live
c. Segregation of duties between database administrator & power users
Top parameters based on which the success of a project should be measured
a. Performance of the application on various aspects and less number of database deployment issues
b. Less number of changes at database level after going live
c. flexibility in terms of new requirements and changes as required in the application, which depends on the database design & deployment
- By Subhojit Roy, Head - IT, SBI Funds Management