Database Security Archive

Types of Cyber Attacks that can hamper your Data Security!!

Cyber Attack is an attack initiated from a computer against another computer or a website, with a vision to compromise the integrity, privacy or availability of object and the data stored in it. Cyber Attacks can be largely considered to be a part of Cyber Crime and an attack to commit a cyber crime can be called as a Cyber Attack.
There are many types of cyber attacks. The classes of attacks that are listed below are just a small sampling of the attacks that exists.

  • DDoS Attacks
    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when many systems flood the bandwidth or
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Classical Encryption Techniques to ensure Database Security

Data breaches are not only extremely expensive, but there are also laws concerning data security that need to be pursued if the company wants to avoid huge fines. Data encryption is a highly recommended way to keep your data out of the wrong hands the entire time it’s on your computer.
The most common encryption methods are hashing, symmetric cryptography and asymmetric cryptography. Each of these encryption techniques has their own uses, advantages, and disadvantages. All three forms of encryption rely on cryptography.

Primary Function
Encryption is used to change readable text, called plaintext, into ciphertext which is an unreadable …

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Protecting Data Privacy by Dynamically Masking Sensitive Information

Dynamic data masking restricts the exposure of sensitive data by masking it to non-privileged users. It helps in preventing the unauthorized access to sensitive data by allowing customers to assign how much of the sensitive data to disclose with minimum impact on the application layer. It’s a data protection attribute that hides the critical information in the result set of a query over designated database fields while the data in the database is not changed.

Since masking rules are applied in the query results, dynamic data masking is easy to use with existing applications. Many applications can mask sensitive data …

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Top Data Protection Tools

Basic Security and Encryption techniques are not enough to protect the data when it’s in transit, and protecting data when it is at rest is more often a procedure of managing access. You may be already providing the archival storage service, but adding theft prevention to the data can be an important differentiator. The following tools signify some of the best ways to add this potential to your storage offering:

  • FalconStor Continuous Data Protector
    It is a data recovery technique presented as a software application, appliance or virtual appliance. It delivers real-time data backup and recovery across the network. Though
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How to decide on the Data Masking Techniques?

Which Data Masking features will be used to the information? It is a tough question to answer. It is an essential step to decide on the data masking techniques. Though data masking has several data manipulation capabilities, not all are suitable to uphold official business contextual information. These capabilities include:

  •  Non-deterministic randomization: Substituting a receptive field with a randomly generated value subject to various limitations to make sure that the data is still valid like not giving February 30 days. For example-Altering the date from 12/31/2011 to 01/05/2012.
  • Blurring: It is done by adding a random variance to the
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Mitigating Database Security Threats

Hackers keep on unleashing attacks intended to steal confidential data, and database servers are often the primary targets of these attacks posing a serious security threat to the targets. The reason databases are under attack so frequently is pretty simple—they are the center of every organization, storing customer records and other private business information.

The chances of a breach security threat rise when the organization lacks behind to enforce training and develop a work culture that ensures security consciousness. Organizations are not able to protect their vital resources well enough.

Database Security Threats

It is considered necessary to use a combination of finest

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Learning About Modern Cryptography

Cryptography is a technique of storing and transmitting information in a particular type so that only anticipated receivers of the information can have access. It includes techniques such as microdots, merging words with images, and other ways to hide information in storage or transit. However, in today’s tech-savvy world, cryptography is mainly related with scrambling ordinary text into cipher text, this process is called encryption.

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The modern cryptography has following four objectives:

  • Confidentiality- No other user can understand the information other than the intended user.
  • Non-repudiation- At a later stage the initiator/sender of the information cannot deny his or her
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Top Trends In Database Security!!

Database software companies continue to keep developing the built-in security features and automatic controls to facilitate the regulation. As compared to software releases in the recent past, today’s databases have extreme advanced out-of-the-box security features.

Sophisticated firewalls, Database Encryptions, and highly developed routers have made it difficult for hackers to steal the information. The leading database firewall providers are IBM and ORACLE. Microsoft, IBM, and others offer strong data encryption techniques. However, web applications and databases expose them to some cyber threats.

Cloud-Based Data Environment

In coming years, most likely the biggest database trend that we’re going to see will …

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A Quick Guide To Database Security Breaches

In recent years, the organizations have increased their dependence on possibly dispersed, information systems for everyday business activities. Although there are many useful and proficient advantages of using these systems, they have become more vulnerable to security breaches.

Database security is a two-part issue because new threats and vulnerabilities keep on rising, making it hard for database administrators and security managers to sustain. It’s not possible to standardize the solutions as every company has different security problems.

The potential attacks on Database Security:

  • Intentional attacks against a corporate database.
  •  Access by unauthorized insiders.
  •  Incorrect usage
  • Stolen laptops

Presently some techniques …

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Ways to Prevent Security Breaches

A security breach is one of the initial stages of a security attack by a malicious intruder, such as a cracker, hacker or bad application. Security breaches happen when the security procedures, policies, and system are profaned. Depending on the view of the incident, a security breach can be anything from low-risk to high-risk.

In an organization, security breaches are usually monitored, identified and mitigated by hardware or a software firewall. If an interruption, violation or abnormality is detected, the firewall issues a notification to the security or network administrator.

Ways to protect data from security breaches:

  • Lock down workstations
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