Cyber security – another reason for data storage to go modular

Relational databases are hard to protect; modular storage allows encryption


As I write this, Edward Snowden's permit to remain in Russia as a refugee from US prosecution has been extended for three years. This is a reminder of two striking events in the past 14 months that have raised public awareness of cyber security as a growing risk management problem. The other was the data breach at Minnesota-based retailer Target Corporation, resulting in the theft of credit-card numbers and other personal details of some 110 million customers.

The massive release of sensitive

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