Test your knowledge of database security with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the correct answer. If you get them all right, you can call yourself an Infosec Know IT All!
1.) True or False: You shouldn't have to perform security consistency checks before and after a database upgrade or migration.
2.) This is the practice of creating unauthorized applications and disguising them as ones with legitimate connections to the database.
c. application integration
d. application spoofing
e. Trojan horse
3.) What is the transformation of a string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value or key that represents the original string and is also used in many encryption algorithms?
e. cipher block chaining
4.) This is the assurance that information can only be accessed or modified by those authorized to do so.
5.) Which tape drives are recommended for the backup of database applications on the network?
e. It doesn't matter. They all work well.
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This was first published in December 2003