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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Dynamic Data Masking

If you love reading blogs, database news threads, tweets or listening to podcasts of best data handlers of all times, then you must have heard about data masking or data obfuscation. It’s the process of hiding original data using random data or characteristics. It involve crafting of analogous but inauthentic data version of an organization’s data for user training and software testing purposes.  Most likely, you have also heard about Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) which delivers high-throughput as well as low-latency performance incapable of impacting user experience. This article outlines how dynamic data masking works.

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How it works

Dynamic Data Masking works in a unification with database application in real-time for the unauthorized users not to see …

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Most organisations today are victims of database threats because they fail to keep track of their databases. Today we are going to check out some top 5 database analysis tools that are going to help you analyse your data effectively. The analysis tools discussed here today can well be used even with one who has little or no knowledge about data analysis will be able to use them. One with more IT skills can certainly do a lot more with them.

BigML

With BigML data analysis, users upload data and format it. It is a very simple process. BigML then discovers the relationships existing between the variables. It then creates a predictive model users enter data and after a …

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With each unveiling dawn, hackers keep sharpening their tools with regards to database threats. Organisations store their confidential information about their business operations and that of their customers. When such confidential and important information falls into the wrong hands, the damages can be so gross. Apart from ruining the reputation of the organisation, it might as well lead to legal claims. Today we want to look at some of the common database threats.

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What Are The Common Database Threats?

Excessive Rights and Privileges

Organisations make the mistake of giving their employees database privileges and rights which exceed the requirements of their job functions. Employees will often abuse these privileges if strict control measures are not placed. Organisations often fail to …

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