Data breaches is a topic not new to database handlers. Some of the biggest risks today have not changed in the past 5+ years. In as much as many risks remain the same, they are still very real and pose an increasing threat to sensitive information loss and associated data breach costs. How organizations defend themselves and mitigate risk is as important today as ever before.

This article will guide you through sources and loop holes to these common dynamic data breaches

Dynamic Data Masking

In the recent past and contemporary society, databases have become increasingly vulnerable to attack. Two factors have contributed significantly to this escalation: First, organizations are being asked to grant increased access to data stored in the …

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Security Compliance Program Guidelines require credit unions to implement an information security compliance program that includes administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to achieve the following objectives:

 

  • Guarantee the security and confidentiality of member information;
  • Block any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information;
  • Protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any member and
  • Ensure the proper disposal of member and consumer information.

In order to achieve these objectives, an information security compliance program must suit the size and complexity of a credit union’s operations and the nature and scope of its activities. The various business units or divisions of the credit …

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Firewall policies for dynamic data masking are certain rules and regulations that dictate how database firewalls should handle network traffic for specific IP addresses and address ranges, protocols, applications, and content types based on the organization’s information security firewall policies.

Dynamic Data Masking

Before a firewall policy is created, some form of risk analysis should be carried out to develop a list of the types of traffic needed by the organization and categorize how they must be secured—including which types of traffic can traverse a firewall under what circumstances. This risk analysis should be based on an evaluation of threats; vulnerabilities; countermeasures in place to mitigate vulnerabilities; and the impact if systems or data are compromised.

Firewall policies should be documented in …

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Dynamic data masking limits sensitive data exposure by masking it to non-privilege users. Dynamic data masking is able to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data by enabling customers to designate how much of the sensitive data to reveal with minimal impact on the application layer. It is a security feature that hides the sensitive data in the result set of a query over a designated database fields, while the data in the database is not changed.

Dynamic data masking has an advantage for it is very easy to use with existing applications since most of the masking rules are applied in the query results. Many applications can mask sensitive data without modifying existing queries at all thus the simplicity of …

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