Data Compliance and Security
A sizable percentage of data breaches are committed using SQL injection, stolen credentials, or by insiders legitimately authorized to access the database and, by default, its data. Regulations also demand that strict controls should be in place for health and financial data. Preventing attacks and securing data requires enforcing database security policies and implementing solutions such as data encryption, data masking/redaction and well-defined user access rules. It’s also critical to have tools to monitor and report suspicious activity as well as provide an audit trail of all database activity.
Our expert DBA’s at Eagle can assist by assessing your database environment’s vulnerabilities as well as proposing and implementing enterprise best practices based on your data security needs.
CRITICAL COMPONENTS TO COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE SECURITY
Evaluate Security Risks
- Know Where Sensitive Data Resides with Sensitive Data Discovery – locate sensitive data is stored to determine how best to protect it.
- Reduce Attack Probability with Role and Privilege Analysis – determine who has access to data with what permissions.
- Understand Potential System Weaknesses with Configuration Assessment – identify authorization controls, database configuration, listener configuration, and OS file permissions, and other configuration details.
Prevent Unauthorized Access to Data
- Prevent Database Bypass with Transparent Data Encryption – data encryption translates data into another form, or code, so that only people with access to a secret key (formally called a decryption key) or password can read it.
- Minimize Sensitive Data Exposure with Data Masking – this is a method of creating a structurally similar but inauthentic version of an organization’s data that can be used for purposes such as software testing and user training.
- Protect Sensitive Data in Applications with Data Redaction – this approach enables you to hide data that is returned from queries issued by applications.
- Protect Data from Unauthorized Access with Database Vault 0- establish rules that guard against unauthorized access and comply with privacy and regulatory requirements.
Monitor and Detect
- Monitor SQL Activity with Database Firewall – monitors inbound SQL traffic and serves as the first line of defense against potential attacks.
- Manage Audit Data and Reports with Audit Vault – monitor, document and report on database activity.