Propose and defend a topic for your final project. write 500 words | Database security


Propose and defend a topic for your final project.  Write  500 words or more explaining why this topic is important for your peers to understand. Be focused and specific. Look into the general topic provided in the list in this folder to find something new and interesting to write about. You should do a deep dive into a topic. Do not do a survey. Make use of academic rederences such as you can find in the Danforth LIbrary research databases ( )

Use at least five sources. Include at least 3 quotes from your sources enclosed in quotation marks and cited in-line by reference to your reference list.  Example: “words you copied” (citation) These quotes should be one full sentence not altered or paraphrased. Cite your sources.

Copying without attribution or the use of spinbot or other word substitution software will result in a grade of 0. 

Write in essay format not in bulleted, numbered or other list format. 

Do not use attachments as a submission. 

Respond helpfully to two classmates’ posting in a paragraph of at least five sentences by asking questions, reflecting on your own experience, challenging assumptions, pointing out something new you learned, offering suggestions. WRite to help them focus and say something that you think would help them say something that would be valuable.    You should make your initial post by Thursday evening so your classmates have an opportunity to respond before midnight when all three posts are due. 

Final Project Topics


  1. Database security compliance with  anti-money laundering statutes
  2. Risks of overly privileged users
  3. Auditing v. monitoring
  4. Maintaining data integrity with hash functions
  5. Security risks in database migration
  6. Quantitative risk assessment methodologies
  7. Qualitative risk assessment methodologies
  8. Reducing costs with tiered storage
  9. Physical protections for your database
  10.  IOT threats to database security
  11.  TDE
  12.  Tokenization 
  13.  Global data Integrity violation examples
  14.  Efficient disaster recovery
  15.  How to effect litigation holds
  16.  Data as evidence: what is chain of custody?
  17.  Data as evidence: The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  18.  GDPR Compliance
  19.  HIPAA Compliance
  20.  SOX Compliance
  21.   Database STIGs
  22.  ISO Database Security Framework
  23.  NIST Database Security Framework
  24.  Patch management and the medical device
  25.  Strict Liability v. Ordinary Negligence for the DBA
  26.  How Oracle 12c advances the security discussion
  27.  How Stuxnet exposed the exceptional importance of data integrity
  28.  Are Data integrity violations worse than confidentiality breaches?
  29.  How the tsunami of data expansion increases security concerns
  30.  Mobile users and data security
  31.  Why is vulnerability assessment critical for data security?
  32.  Legitimate privilege abuse ad how to prevent it
  33.  Monitoring your most highly privileged users – what the regulations say.
  34.  Creating a database security culture
  35.  Vulnerable storage media?
  36.  Patching – To automate or not?
  37.  What do you have – inventorying your legacy data.
  38.  The human factor – how to keep your DBA up-to-date
  39.  Monitoring database use patterns to detect anomalies
  40.  Quantitative v. Qualitative security risk assessment
  41. Safe Harbor under HIPAA