There are certain fields in the warehouse that are of a sensitive nature (i.e., credit card numbers). What is the most common/best practice method of loading these fields but having a reasonable amount of security to prevent their misuse?


Douglas Hackney's Answer: Your information security is only as good as your people, the distance to the nearest Xerox machine and the capacity of their briefcases. I think it is especially important to realize that the most dangerous thing is not the potential theft or misuse of data, but of the false sense of security a technological solution engenders. In terms of a technological approach, your baseline defense is still your database security. Tool level security should be viewed warily. Centralize your management around your global meta data repository.

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