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Secerno overhauls data security ensuring data protection compliance

Oxford, United Kingdom, 28 August, 2008 – Secerno, the technology leader in data security, today announces it has successfully deployed Secerno.SQL, its award winning database security solution, at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), an internationally acclaimed UK educational and membership organisation with over 22,000 Fellows and Members worldwide.

Through this deployment, the RCP has ensured protection of all its highly sensitive data, both from known and unknown threats as well as SQL (Structured Query Language) injection attacks, currently the fastest growing threat to the security of organisations’ databases.

Christopher Venning, IT and Network Support Manager, RCP, commented: “Over the years, we have invested heavily in protecting our network perimeter and locking down our website. However, the threat landscape is continually evolving and hacker attacks are becoming highly targeted, cleverly written to circumvent network defences.

“We hold highly confidential information on our members. A data security breach would have disastrous ramifications for us, damaging not only our reputation, but also the security of our members, to whom we have a duty of care.”

The implementation of Secerno.SQL involved a thorough security audit of all RCP’s legacy applications, identification of database storage areas, interactivity between databases, and data access policies across the organisation. Based on the findings, Secerno tailored its solution to meet the specific requirements of RCP in a logical and easy-to-understand format, ensuring best practice, clearly defined data access policies and thereby a very high level of data protection.

Steve Hurn, CEO of Secerno, adds: “In view of the ever-increasing complexity of security threats, organisations can no longer make do with disjointed security measures, especially in today’s web-centric and geographically dispersed business environments. Security and data protection compliance can only be successful if measures are in place to actively pre-empt security breaches. Reactive security measures are futile – the damage in those situations has already been done.”

Venning concludes: “Despite being a relatively new implementation, the results are clearly visible. We have a better understanding of how, why and by whom our databases are being used. And more importantly, we are in a position to continually make security improvements. It has been a very sound investment.”

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About Secerno

Award-winning Secerno provides the world's most advanced, comprehensive and intelligent database security solution. Secerno.SQL protects data at the point at which it is accessed and delivers the highest levels of protection against internal and external threats, optimises compliance auditing and delivers the ability to improve the security of applications. For more information, visit

About Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians is a registered charity that aims to ensure high quality care for patients by promoting the highest standards of medical practice. It provides and sets standards in clinical practice and education and training, conducts assessments and examinations, quality assures external audit programmes, supports doctors in their practice of medicine, and advises the Government, public and the profession on health care issues.

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