Databases And Information On The Core Activities / Information

2041 Words Oct 5th, 2016 9 Pages
In all businesses and organisations, Databases are used to store all the core activities/information and often when there a major changes or restructure of the business the first process of many businesses is to change their databases to realign with their goal which makes them a valuable asset to any organisation. (Margulies, Pfleeger, Pfleeger 2015). Databases stores and maintain data at one central location so users can easily access it whenever needed. Through the use of Queries, databases have the ability to present data in multiple ways by linking data together for users to view and process vital information about their business and reports on performance throughout all departments (Knickelbine n.d.). Databases provide a fast and efficient method as opposed to the traditional file sharing systems processing and storing data in any organisation or business.
Sensitive data can be defined as data that is classified as confidential and disclosed information that can’t be accessed without authorisation from the user, they usually can be a record of details that identifies a specific information for the user (tax file numbers, addresses, salary) (T Trescak [Western Sydney University] 2016, Database Security, 19 September). All databases hold sensitive data of people and activities within businesses which makes them a high priority target of attacks by many malicious users (Spencer 2014). According to a research report conducted by the Ponemon Institute concluded that in…

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