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.


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.


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.


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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Data security is a growing concern day in day out. The best that the related organizations should implement to counterattack such a threat, is getting to understand the basics relating to data security. Here comes in database firewall and antivirus. These two are fundamentally different and complementary kinds of security application. What differentiate each from the other?


Database Firewall

It can be literally termed as a screen or sieve that categorically strains out potential harmful data. It monitors network traffic and   connections attempts into and out of computers and determines whether to allow it in or not. Database Firewall can be limited to simple IP or port combination. Normally, Firewall works at a Network Protocol Level ie it determines how …

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Barely a week goes without a high ranking multimillion dollar hacking incident covers the public news. The exponential expansion of information security threats is really worrying. So how can enterprises employees deal with such demanding threats and curb them before they throw the organization into a quagmire?


Identifying the databases

Ensure that you go through your database to discover those that are undocumented or non-compliant that can pose a potential cybercrime. How do you do it? With a configuration management system that collects, stores, manages, updates and presents data on software, it can be easier to carry out this exercise. Also by development of standards and procedures for database management. Standards ensure a consistency and effectiveness of data while procedures …

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Feeling inadequately protected against increasingly sophisticated hackers who are out to extort large chums from you through blackmail by stealing data to sell it to the black mail? You surely need to think outside the box and take the necessary precautions to prevent great losses of your organizations due to cyber-attacks. So what you ought to know to about improving vyber security?


Installing an antivirus software

Using an antivirus software that is up to date ensures your cyber security is updated. An antivirus protects important documents from being lost or scrapped off your system. It is a sure way to keep your articles from being tampered with.

Using sophisticated passwords.

The passwords used should be complex and easy to remember. …

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With Fortigate technology, your company is assured of business and security returns at a cost lower substantially lower than the benefits derived.


Fortigate Firewall is the leading and the worlds most trusted UTM Firewalls.A Security Research conducted an Information Security Investment Analysis (ISIA) of Fortinet’s unified threat management (UTM) solutions, interviewing Guess, Inc., an active Fortinet customer. Guess, Inc. purchased products to improve the flexibility of their existing VPN solution and to provide remote monitoring and PCI compliant segmentation at their 550 stores. After the roll out, the customer discovered additional use cases that were easy to implement because of the segmentation in place with Fortinet.

For example, stores were able to do more with the Internet and social media …

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Nothing feels safer than a powerful security software in an organization. DataSunrise Database Security Software is the ultimate software option with high performance software for real time data protection.

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DataSunrise software helps securing the corporate database from external threats like exploiting software vulnerability. With applications that run independently, DataSunrise is easy to operate and deploy, as it uses advanced algorithms to perform continuous database traffic monitoring and data detection.

The key services of DataSunrise include;

Data masking.

DataSunrise creates structurally similar but inauthentic version of an organization data to be used in software testing and user training. This prevents sensitive data exposure due to it’s dynamic masking capabilities. DataSunrise has the capability to hide all the data or part of …

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The latest Application Firewalls are taking the market by storm day in day out. For something as sensitive as information on Application Firewalls, it is best for an organization to look at its threats and the products available to secure the various parts of the organization’s network.


Where would you turn to when you are in dire need of a perfect Application Firewall?


Your destination must be in either of the five listed Web Application Firewalls below;


Barracuda Networks Web Application Firewalls

It has been in the marker for almost a decade as a provider of a variety of products including several security solutions, Data back up, Server Load Balancing (SBL) among others. It also offers many …

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Dynamic data activity monitoring, usually abbreviated as DAM refers to a database security technology purposed for monitoring and analyzing database activity that operate independent of the database management system (DBMS) and does not depend on any form of native (DBMS-resident) auditing or native logs such as trace or transaction logs.

Dynamic data masking

Database activity monitors captures and records database events, which at a minimum includes all Structured Query Language (SQL) activity, in near real-time, including database administrator activity, across multiple database platforms and generates alerts on policy violations. What does this imply? DAM is the only tool that sees everything that takes place within your database. This means every action by an application, user or administrator can be collected, analyzed and can …

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