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From: Mark Staples <MSTAPLES () MAIL MCG EDU>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 15:48:24 -0500

I've been wondering what other institutions are doing about system
accounts (i.e. sysadm with PeopleSoft) that have full administrative
access and can be used by any DBA, which then impacts effective
monitoring and accountability.

I'm being told that there is no way around the regular use of these
type of accounts and I need to accept the risk and trust our DBAs.
While I "believe" what I'm being told, I'd like to find out what other
institutions are doing to address the use of system accounts.



Mark Staples
Director of Information Security/Chief Information Security Officer
IT Research Liaison
Medical College of Georgia
Office: 706-721-1577
FAX: 706-721-7296
mstaples () mcg edu


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