security breach Archive

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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Is It the Beginning of Your Database Firewall Protection? Learn the basics!

Is your Data safe?

Protecting some highly intimate information from disclosure is a significant responsibility. According to surveys, over 97% of data breaches are due to SQL injection attacks all over the world. Here’s the brief detail of SQL injection attack and Database Firewall.

What is SQL injection?
An SQL injection attack is nothing other than insertion of an SQL query through the input data from the user to the application.

 

Why do you need to secure your database? & How SQL injection attacks your database?

  • An authorized user, network manager, database administrator or even an unauthorized user can
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Top Three Reasons to Expand a Dedicated Database Security Criteria

Database security laws exist to bring a balance between the rights of individuals to privacy and the ability of organizations to use data for their business.

Protecting the valuable and private information stored within databases is essential for maintaining the reputation and honor of organizations everywhere—not to mention ensuring regulatory consent.

Many organizations still depend on security solution with integrated solutions. Provided the challenges of today’s database platforms and the tact of today’s cyber criminals, developing a comprehensive and dedicated database security solution is a must.

  • You Can’t Protect an Asset If You Don’t Know It ExistsEven in
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What and Why Data Masking?

What is Data Masking?

Data Masking is the replacement of existing confidential and sensitive information in test or development databases with information that looks original but is of no use to anyone who might want to misuse it. Usually, the users of the test, development or training databases do not need to see the exact information as long as what they are looking at looks real and is logical.

It is important to know that data masking is appropriate to more than just personal details – sometimes confidential business information is relevant for masking as well.

Why Mask Data?

Legal

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Knowing About Database Firewalls

 

Most of the functioning of any business rely on its database. What if its database is vulnerable? What to do if your information is insecure and easily hacked by cyber criminals? The answer to such questions is Firewall.

What is Firewall?

A firewall is a software or hardware for controlling the exposure of the services to the network, i.e., managing the access to each port except those requiring public access.

When we talk about a typical server, several services run by default. These services can be divided into the following groups:

  • Public services: These services are accessible by all on
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Detecting Threats to Database

Every day, hackers unleash attacks designed to abduct confidential information, and database servers of an organization are often the prime targets of these attacks. Databases are one of the most compromised assets. The reason behind databases being frequently targeted is quite simple—they store all the customer records and other confidential business data. You can say that they are at the heart of any organization. When hackers and malicious insiders gain access to sensitive data, they can quickly extract value, inflict damage or impact business operations.

The threats identified over the last several years are the same that continue to plague …

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Tips to Protect the Database Security!

The security of your company and personal details is as powerful as its weakest point. Hackers have proved that the Web security is always the most critical yet neglected issue. The database is the most targeted part of an organization since it includes the sensitive data. Hence, database security is as essential as guarding the website or application.

Hackers attack the database in various ways. On one hand, the external attacks are caused by skilled external hackers using the weaknesses of the database security, while, on another hand, the internal attacks are produced by the disgruntled employees who misuse their …

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