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Message Posted: Fri, 04 May 2001 @ 15:20:17 GMT

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Subj:   Re: ODBC Access
From:   Frank Martinez

I have only been in one location where the client required security for the DBC views, and didn't let users see them per the standard install. This place was also unsuccessful in other ways, securing the use of Teradata Manager so that IT WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED, for example. Finding out that the employee table contains salaries doesn't really mean anything as long as only the people who need access to look at them can see sensitive information like this.

The purpose of security is to ENABLE the people who NEED to see information with the ABILITY to see it EASILY. 80% of security violations are accidental. It's the DATA that needs to be secure, not the METADATA! It would seem to me to be a waste of time to secure metadata, when you could spend the time and effort making sure the security design for the data is correct.

Ok, stepping down, removing soapbox.


Frank C. Martinez IV

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