A host of high-profile breaches have defined 2011, from HBGary to Epsilon to Sony to RSA to Lockheed Martin. The motives for each attack have been different, but they all share something in common: The perpetrators wanted access to the database, where the company's crown jewels lie. Phil Neray, vice president of data security strategy at IBM, discusses why organizations must implement protections at the database level to both catch the adversaries in action and trace their footsteps for the forensic investigation.