Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 comes with enterprise grade total data encryption features. However, there is always the question of how much overhead – or performance penalty – comes with the data decryption. As we saw in my networking performance post, SSL under high concurrency might be problematic. Is this the case for data […]Read more
Ahead of the PCI move to deprecate the use of ‘early TLS’, we’ve previously taken steps to disable TLSv1.0.
Unfortunately at that time we encountered some issues which led us to rollback these changes. This was to allow users of operating systems that did not – yet – support TLSv1.1 or higher to download Percona packages over […]
Encryption has become an important function in the database industry, as most companies are taking extra care to keep their data safe. It is important to keep the data safe on disk as well as when it is moving in the network. This restricts any unauthorized access to the data. These two types of protection are […]Read more
To use Percona XtraBackup with keyring_vault plugin enabled you need to take some special measures to secure a working backup. This post addresses how to backup Percona Server for MySQL with keyring_vault plugin enabled. We also run through the steps needed to restore the backup from the master to a slave.
This is the second […]
This is the first of a two-part series on using the keyring_vault plugin with Percona Server for MySQL 5.7. The second part, Backing up Percona Server for MySQL with keyring_vault plugin enabled, walks through how to use Percona Xtrabackup to backup from this instance and restore to another server and set it up as a slave […]Read more
In my last post I compared data at-rest encryption features available for MySQL and MariaDB. As noted at the time, some of the features available for Percona Server for MySQL were in development, and the latest version (5.7.23) sees two of them released as ALPHA quality.
Encrypting the InnoDB system tablespace
The first of the new […]
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), […]
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).
A critical piece of your infrastructure is the database tier, yet people don’t pay enough attention to it judging by how many are […]
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 […]Read more
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 […]