Are you confident about the security of your database environment?  Database security and compliance requires a defensive in-depth multi- layered security model that includes preventive, detective and administrative controls. The increasing pressure of compliance regulations and security policies make the deployment of high level database protection a must for an organization. Below are tips on database security compliance.

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Prevent Database bypass

Database bypass threats target  operating systems files and backup media. It starts with preventing Operating System level data access. Encryption of backup media and proper disposal of media are well understood security controls but most attacks focus on attacking servers themselves. Transparent Data Encryption and data reduction capabilities are key to protectung sensitive data.It helps prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. Centrally managing encryption keys enables customers quickly deploy encryption and other security solutions.

Reducing Sensitive Data Exposure

Limiting distribution and access to sensitive data using reducing sensitive data exposure applications is very important. This can be achieved by masking tge data before moving from production eliminates the risk of database breaches in non productive environment by irreversibly replacing the original sensitive data with fictious data.

Controlling application bypass

Privileged user accounts inside the database and their unimpeded access to application to data creates prime targets for hackers to hack exploitation by insiders.Hence preventing unauthorized changes can prevent tampering with applications, while preventing against user bypass can create a highly a highly secure database system.

Detecting threats from inside and outside

Study shows that a sizeable percentage of breaches have been perpetually using inside credentials.Policy based on configuration and management should be provided for an effective auditing inside the database.Auditing policies entail audit settings and audit conditions. Monitoring Audit Data and SQL activity enables the organization to minimize false alerts and collect important data as well as overlook the the data security. The audit policy should be implemented on the user and IP address, as well as SQL Category.

Developing secure applications

Security requirements such as identity propagation, fine grained security,and auditing have become very important security controls.With the increasing number of breaches on advanced database security features, addressing emerging requirements with technology that has a database authoritative framework is very reliable.

Keeping track of what is going on

Security is a process. Monitoring, alerting and reporting on changes is part of the data life cycle.Implementing an annual security and reviewing the testing program, monitoring database intrusion and authenticated misuse, automated system maintenance user audit are some of the activities to be monitored.

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