Tag - security

Using Security Threat Tool and Alertmanager in Percona Monitoring and Management

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With version 2.9.1 of Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) we delivered some new improvements to its Security Threat Tool (STT).
Aside from an updated user interface, you now have the ability to run STT checks manually at any time, instead of waiting for the normal 24 hours check cycle. This can be useful if, for […]

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Using Security Definer to Monitor PostgreSQL 9.6 or Earlier Using Percona Monitoring and Management

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I have previously written a blog post on the detailed steps involved in enabling PostgreSQL monitoring using PMM. In that post, you could see me talking about the role: pg_monitor that can be granted to monitoring users. The
pg_monitor role restricts a monitoring user from accessing user data but only grants access to statistic […]

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MongoDB 101: 5 Configuration Options That Impact Security (And How to Set Them)

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As with any database platform, MongoDB security is of paramount importance to keeping your data safe.  MongoDB and other data platforms like Redis and Elasticsearch are often in the news for data breaches because of misconfigured settings in the database.  So how do you keep you and your company’s data from being compromised and […]

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Securing MongoDB: Top Five Security Concerns

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“I think most of the time hackers behind the attacks do it just for fun, because they can and because it’s very simple”, — says Diachenko. Source: “Meowing” attack completely destroyed more than 1000 databases
These are the words of Bob Diachenko, one of the most respected cybersecurity researchers in relation to the last “Meowing” […]

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Why the Heck Are So Many Databases Being Breached, Leaked, and Hacked?

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How many times have we seen this headline lately: “X million records leaked in data breach”? The answer is, too many! 
In fact, because “millions of records” are starting to leak so frequently, larger news outlets are not covering the “smaller” leaks as often as they were a few years ago. These days it’s all […]

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