Data Masking Archive

DAM & its Uses

Database Security tools are necessary to provide complete protection to the database. It serves with facilities beyond the security features that come with the product. Data Security tools provide different analysis and auditing tools along with high-end data.



Database Activity Monitoring is an essential part of security tools to protect your database. It is a renowned technology to safeguard your data. As depicted by its name, DAM is to monitor all the activities on the database and serve with notifications and reports regarding the database activities. The type of report and notification alert you get depends on the product …

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Logical and Physical Data Security

Protecting stored information inculpates thwarting unauthorized users from accessing it and also averting unintentional or intentional damage, infection or sleaze of data. Whereas data encryption is a popular subject, it is only one of several methods and expertise that can be utilized to execute a tiered data-security approach. Steps to protect information entail understanding consistent threats, aligning suitable security layers and continuous scrutiny of activity logs taking action as required.


Execute a tiered data security and protection model together with different perimeter rings of security to offset consistent security threats. Multiple layered securities can segregate and guard information must one …

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SQL Injection and its Impact

SQL injection is known as an injection attack wherein an intruder can execute malicious SQL statements that control a web application’s database server (also commonly referred to as a Relational Database Management System – RDBMS). Since an SQL injection vulnerability could affect any website or web application that makes use of an SQL-based database, the vulnerability is one of the oldest, most widespread and most critical of web application vulnerabilities.

By leveraging SQL injection susceptibility, given the right conditions, an attacker can use it to neglect a web application’s certification and authorization mechanisms and recover the contents of an entire …

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Rationale behind Installing a Firewall

If you have some highly private data at your disposal, you should know that it is an important duty to protect it from exposure.

If you still think that you don’t need a database firewall, give it another thought. Most likely there is someone curious to know your company’s sensitive information to misuse it.

Reasons you should know how/why your databases can be hacked:

  • Your opponents want to ruin your business.
  • Strangers are going to steal your data to sell it on the black market or blackmail you.
  • Several hackers violate databases just for fun.

Database firewalls will make you …

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All about Database Activity Monitoring (DAM)

Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is a vital part of your compliance and safety profile, but to be efficient at securing your database, you need to understand its basics.

What is Database Activity Monitoring (DAM)?

Database Activity Monitoring is a reasonably established technology, existing over a decade. DAM monitors all activity on the database and gives alerts and reports on that activity. Every time an admin logs into the database, every activity is registered. In fact, if the admin does not log-in, that too is recorded, so you can recognize people with permissions who aren’t using them. Depending on the product …

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Recent SQL Injection Trends

SQL injection attacks, in which malevolent SQL statements are injected into an entry field for implementation, are the most widespread attack vectors around the world. SQL injections take advantage of data security susceptibilities in an application’s software and can be employed to attack any SQL database.

In the recent years, Check Point has created several adjusted SQL injection protections for our IPS software blade. By evaluating the traffic that activated these safeguards in networks supervised by Check Point’s Managed Security Service, we can see the recent trends and outlines in SQL injection attacks.

SQL injection in the course of advertisements

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Database Security Apprehensions

The incidents of data security breaches and failures are frequent these days. Databases are one of the most significant exposure points in corporate data resources. Databases are under attack so often, because their data is so important, and many companies are not taking the appropriate steps for ensuring data protection.

Even though the threats to organization’s database security have never been more refined and structured, taking essential steps and executing conventional best practices will reduce the likelihood of a data security breach, or other security disasters, happening in your company.

If you are not so familiar with database administration, you …

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Get Started with Dynamic Data Masking in Azure SQL Database

SQL Database Dynamic Data Masking restricts delicate data vulnerability by masking it to unauthorized users. Dynamic data masking is established for the V12 version of Azure SQL Database.

Dynamic data masking helps to limit illegal access to sensitive data by allowing customers to specify how much of the confidential information to reveal with minimum impact on the application layer. It’s a policy-based data security feature that covers the sensitive data in the result set of a question over designated database fields while the data in the database is not changed.


When executing queries in the database, whether from an application …

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Applying Symmetric Encryption

Nowadays, when security breaches appear to be in the news regularly, encryption is an essential concept to recognize.  It aids in data protection, your communications, and access even though attackers circumvent in the order of data security.  It’s vital to employ appropriately as, in a public network, the chances of data theft are still there, although your software is standing guard successfully.

Symmetric encryption scrambles readable data and makes it unreadable to protect it from inquisitive attackers when it’s being stored on a disk or transferred over a network, and then unscramble it yet again when it’s required.


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Oracle Data Masking: An Overview

Enterprises run the risk of breaching delicate information when copying production data into non-production environments for the purposes of application development, testing, or data analysis. Oracle Data Masking helps lessen this risk by irreversibly substituting the new sensitive data with fictitious data so that production data can be shared safely with non-production users.Oracle notes three types of data masking:

  • Compound masking
  • Deterministic masking
  • Key-based reversible masking

An Approach to Data Masking
Data masking is the process of substituting delicate information copied from production databases to test non-production databases with useful, but scrubbed, data based on masking rules. Data …

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