Database audit is normally carried out so as to be aware of the actions of the users of databases. This is carried out often for security purposes. Auditing is an important aspect with regards to compliance and security programs. There are four database audit appliances that are used to create, collect and analyze database audits.

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  1. Native Audit

Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft and IBM offer this appliance which captures the same data although in different variations. Here, the database system is used to store, report, sort and filter events. As much as the data is stored up within the database, it can still be exported to flat text files or even be sent as an XML data feed to various applications. The …

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The internet has become a small trading universal market where several transactions take place on credit and debit cards. Sensitive data is not only transferred but also stored online. In the event such sensitive information falls into the hands of cyber criminals, this could result into serious financial repercussions both to traders as well as consumers. Payment Card Industry(PCI) compliance is a security checklist that aims to protect financial data and to help distinguish reliable enterprises from those that only have the aim of scheming money out of people’s pockets. Some of the ways and measures to securing website applications and databases are discussed below;

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  1. Develop and Maintain Systems and Applications That are Secure

This one is all about putting …

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Data is any firm’s most important asset. It is thus important that organisations protect their databases the best way they can. Oracle understands this need and that is why for years it has stood to be number one in the provision of comprehensive security solution with regards to database firewall functionality so as to prevent sophisticated attacks from getting to databases.

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Oracle is the world’s most complete, open and integrated business software and hardware Systems Company. The database product provided by Secerno offers defence against external attacks and unauthorised internal access, using a protective perimeter around Oracle as well as non-oracle databases. Oracle database security with Secerno aims at providing customers with a comprehensive and advanced security that aid to …

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In this world of cloud technology, data breach has become a household name. It is unfortunate that with the advancement of technology, most companies have failed to make attempts to protect their databases from all manners of attacks. At Oracle, database security is preferred to applications security.

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Oracle has for the longest time provided database security solutions for various companies and organisations. At Oracle, we say security should be pushed down to the lowest level including the silicon level. Changes cannot be made at the silicon level because hackers have not cracked out a way yet of downloading changes to the microprocessor. Another security strategy is that database security should always be left on as this makes it impossible to …

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There are a number of ways in which a database can be attacked. Configuration weaknesses due to external attacks may expose the database server. Internal attacks may also put the database server in a difficult position.

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The most common threats that affect the database server include SQL injections, network eavesdropping, unauthorized server access and password cracking. Attempts to improving server hosting database security should be carried out often. Here are some tips;

  1. Disable Unnecessary Services

Default installations as well as configurations are always not secure. In many instances you find that network services that do not get used in a web server configuration are always installed. When more and more services run on an operating system, more ports are left …

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Your organisation’s data and information is so sensitive and as such you should device ways of how to keep it secure. In this digital world data vulnerability and theft has become so common. With each dawn hackers up their game by coming up with new ways and strategies of cyber threats. It is thus important that you take your staff through various data security options with regards to their job functions so as not to fall prey of hackers. But why do you need to secure your data?

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  1. Data is Value

If you think you may not have anything of value to protect then you would better think again. Your company data is indeed your greatest asset. Protecting your …

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Hackers and malicious database administrators use SQL injection to obtain sensitive information and data in the database, delete or manipulate the database or cause denial of service (DoS) – this potentially locks the rows of the database. To remain vigilant and safe from SQL injection attacks, we compile this article presenting tips to protect your data from SQL injection attacks. You can apply whichever suits your situation and need.

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Use of stored procedures

If possible allow applications to network with database only via stored procedures. In that manner, the database account that the application uses will only require authorization for executing the stored procedures, without requiring permissions for entrance into the underlying tables. Albeit the application code is vulnerable …

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If databases are not protected, they become so vulnerable and exposed to breaches. Mischievous insiders and hackers can access organization’s sensitive data and the outcome is obvious; they inflict damage and extract the value of the information in those databases. In this articles, we look at the top 5 database security threats faced by organizations today.

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  1. Privilege Manipulation

Users may exploit, manipulate and misuse legitimate database license for unlawful resolves. For instance, an internal education application for viewing individual student records through a web interface. The web app typically restricts users to only viewing individual student’s educational record, one cannot view multiple records concurrently and neither are electronic copies allowed. Nonetheless, scoundrel users might still manage to sidestep these precincts …

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Your organisation’s data and information is so sensitive and as such you should device ways of how to keep it secure. In this digital world data vulnerability and theft has become so common. With each dawn hackers up their game by coming up with new ways and strategies of cyber threats.

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It is thus important that you take your staff through various data security options with regards to their job functions so as not to fall prey of hackers. But why do you need to secure your data?

  1. Data is Value

If you think you may not have anything of value to protect then you would better think again. Your company data is indeed your greatest asset. Protecting your …

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What is SQL Data Masking?

Structured Query Language (SQL) is programming language expressly designed for stream processing or data management purposes in relational database managenent system (RDBMS).

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The purpose of data masking is to protect actual data, at the same time have a purposeful substitute data for incidences when real data isn’t a requirement. Organizations can limit the risk of data and information breach by implementing use of high performance MS SQL server data masking into their system. For instance GT Fast Data Masker is an SQL Data Masking tool which allows for quickly protection of data in agreement with protection legislation.

Data Masking MS SQL Server

Masking of data can easily be done by making changes in the sensitive …

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