Tag - Database security

Securing PostgreSQL as an Enterprise-Grade Environment

PostgreSQL enterprise-grade security

In this post, we review how you can build an enhanced and secure PostgreSQL database environment using community software. We look at the features that are available in PostgreSQL that, when implemented, provide improved security.
As discussed in the introductory blog post of this series, in our webinar of October 10, 2018 we highlight important […]

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Comparing Data At-Rest Encryption Features for MariaDB, MySQL and Percona Server for MySQL

Encryption at rest MariaDB MySQL Percona Server

Protecting the data stored in your database may have been at the top of your priorities recently, especially with the changes that were introduced earlier this year with GDPR.
There are a number of ways to protect this data, which until not so long ago would have meant either using an encrypted filesystem (e.g. LUKS), […]

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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 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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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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Don’t Get Hit with a Database Disaster: Database Security Compliance

Percona Live 2018 security talks

In this post, we discuss database security compliance, what you should be looking at and where to get more information.
As Percona’s Chief Customer Officer, I get the opportunity to talk with a lot of customers. Hearing about the problems that both their technical teams face, as well as the business challenges their companies experience […]

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ProxySQL Firewalling

ProxySQL Firewalling

In this blog post, we’ll look at ProxySQL firewalling (how to use ProxySQL as a firewall).
Not long ago we had an internal discussion about security, and how to enforce a stricter set of rules to prevent malicious acts and block other undesired queries. ProxySQL came up as a possible tool that could help us in […]

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MySQL community set to meet at Percona Live London 2014

The countdown is on for Europe’s largest annual MySQL event, Percona Live London 2014. The two days of technical tutorials and sessions, November 3-4, will focus on the latest MySQL industry trends, news, best practices – and a look at what’s on the near- and long-term horizon within the global MySQL ecosystem.
Percona Live London […]

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Database security: Why should you review yours?

Ah database security… the black sheep of topics and something you would really rather not have to deal with right?
I mean surely all the fanfare and paranoia is reserved for the neck beards with tinfoil hats whom live in their own D.I.Y Faraday cage … that must be it … it just has to […]

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