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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Certified information Systems Security Professional is a n information security certification developed by the International Information Systems and Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 There is a growing need for information security leaders who possess the breadth and depth of expertise necessary to establish holistic security programs that assure the protection of organizations’ information assets. Hence CISSP has become a prerequisite for anyone developing a senior career in information security.


How do you qualify to be a CISSP Member?

CISSP was developed and is maintained by the (ISC)2. However at its heart is an information security common body of knowledge (CBK) which has eight domains. For you to become part of this team, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Minimum of 5
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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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The constantly increasing number of smartphones in the modern society has seen the field incorporate a rapid growth in related smartphone application counts. This has created an escalating scenario where the safety of both private and sensitive information is trusted to not so well known applications. The mobile device code security stack can generally be broken up into four unique platforms. The lowest layer of the stack is the infrastructure layer, followed upward by the hardware, operating system and application layers. These security stack layers each define a separate section of the security model of a smartphone or mobile device.


Each layer of the mobile code security model is basically responsible for the security of all its contents. Normally, the …

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XSS – What Is Cross-Site Scripting?

Commonly known as Cross-Site Scripting, XSS is one of the most eminent application-based web attacks. Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities mainly target data that is stored in a page or pages that are executed on the client’s side, that is, in the user’s browser instead of the server-side. XSS/ Cross-Site Scripting in itself is a cyber-threat that is brought about mainly by weaknesses in the security of client-side scripting languages, like as HTML, PHP and JavaScript.


The concept of Cross-Site Scripting is to interfere with the client-side scripts of a given web application in order to execute the application in a manner desired by the malicious user. This intrusion can embed a script in a web …

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