back to article When it comes to database security it's down to people, not tech fixes, to save the day

The woods are full of IT sales teams promising the moon when it comes to locking down databases, yet all the tech fixes in the world won't help you if the staff don't know what to do. Speaking to The Register for our Spotlight on Databases Month, Yuliya Novikova, head of security services analysis at Kaspersky, said the first …

  1. mobailey

    Kaspersky's People Problem

    For an example: Putin rounds up Russian family members of Kaspersky staff. Demands that staff member(s) insert a line of code which will wipe any western PC that it's installed on.

    Hence me unsubscribing and uninstalling.

    1. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      Re: Kaspersky's People Problem

      Western Digital will do that in hardware if you don't have a backup, and if you do have a backup, then you'll be OK.

  2. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    Kaspersky has had a good history

    "We cannot fully rely on people, we can't fully rely on security solutions - it's a combination," she explained. "Of course some things will go wrong one day, but it's just a question of how well you have prepared for such conditions." - she's 100% accurate, certainly in today's environment it's seen as risky to trust Kaspersky but look at all the alternatives - the Google mail system anti-virus works very well too but they see everything in your emails whether they are infected or not ... I'm OK with Google doing that these days because the alternative environment (infected) is far worse.

  3. ecofeco Silver badge

    Yeah, good luck with that

    Like this will ever happen. LOL!

    The PHB at the BOFH is REAL. And there are many of them.

  4. CowHorseFrog

    Why are So many articles on thereg only filled with people with CXO as their title ?

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