Security

Another Day, Another Data Leak

another day another data leak Exactis

In the last few days, there has been information released about yet another alleged data leak, placing in jeopardy “…[the] personal information on hundreds of millions of American adults, as well as millions of businesses.” In this case, the “victim” was Exactis, for whom data collection and data security are core business functions.
Some takeaways […]

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Webinar 6/28: Securing Database Servers From External Attacks

securing database servers

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist Colin Charles on Thursday, June 28th, 2018, as he presents Securing Database Servers From External attacks at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).
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A critical piece of your infrastructure is the database tier, yet people don’t pay enough attention to it judging by how many are […]

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Lock Down: Enforcing SELinux with Percona XtraDB Cluster

SELinux for PXC security

Why do I spend time blogging about security frameworks? Because, although there are some resources available on the Web, none apply to Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) directly. Actually, I rarely encounter a MySQL setup where SELinux is enforced and never when Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) or another Galera replication implementation is used. As we’ll […]

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This Week in Data with Colin Charles 42: Security Focus on Redis and Docker a Timely Reminder to Stay Alert

Colin Charles

Join Percona Chief Evangelist Colin Charles as he covers happenings, gives pointers and provides musings on the open source database community.
Much of last week, there was a lot of talk around this article: New research shows 75% of ‘open’ Redis servers infected. It turns out, it helps that one should always read beyond the headlines […]

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Zone Based Sharding in MongoDB

MongoDB shard zones

In this blog post, we will discuss about how to use zone based sharding to deploy a sharded MongoDB cluster in a customized manner so that the queries and data will be redirected per geographical groupings. This feature of MongoDB is a part of its Data Center Awareness, that allows queries to be routed to […]

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Webinar Thurs 6/14: MongoDB Backup and Recovery Field Guide

mongodb backup and recovery field guide

Please join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect, Tim Vaillancourt as he presents MongoDB Backup and Recovery Field Guide on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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This talk will cover backup and recovery solutions for MongoDB replica sets and clusters, focusing on online and low-impact solutions for […]

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PXC loves firewalls (and System Admins loves iptables)

PXC and setting firewalls using iptables

Let them stay together.
In the last YEARS, I have seen quite often that users, when installing a product such as PXC, instead of spending five minutes to understand what to do just run
iptables -F  and save.
In short, they remove any rules for their firewall.
With this post, I want to show you how easy […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.22-22 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona announces the GA release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.22-22 on on May 31, 2018. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. You can also run Docker containers from the images in the Docker Hub repository.
Based on MySQL 5.7.22, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for […]

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MongoDB: deploy a replica set with transport encryption (part 3/3)

MongoDB Encryption Replica Sets

In this third and final post of the series, we look at how to configure transport encryption on a deployed MongoDB replica set. Security vulnerabilities can arise when internal personnel have legitimate access to the private network, but should not have access to the data. Encrypting intra-node traffic ensures that no one can “sniff” sensitive […]

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Deploy a MongoDB Replica Set with Transport Encryption (Part 2)

document-replication

In this article series, we will talk about the basic high availability architecture of a MongoDB: the MongoDB replica set.

Part 1 : We introduced basic replica set concepts, how it works and what its main features
Part 2 (this post): We’ll provide a step-by-step guide to configure a three-node replica set
Part 3: We’ll talk about […]

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