Category: Security

Clustering, Security

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Securing your MySQL Installation (Updated)

  Requires ClusterControl 1.2.11 or later. Applies to MySQL based clusters. During the life cycle of Database installation it is common that new user accounts are created. It is a good practice to once in a while verify that the security is up to standards. That is, there should at least not be any accounts …

Security

Ten Tips on How to Achieve MySQL and MariaDB Security

  Security of data is a top priority these days. Sometimes it’s enforced by external regulations like PCI-DSS or HIPAA, sometimes it’s because you care about your customers’ data and your reputation. There are numerous aspects of security that you need to keep in mind – network access, operating system security, grants, encryption and so …

Clustering, NoSQL MongoDB, Security

Announcing ClusterControl 1.5.1 – Featuring Backup Encryption for MySQL, MongoDB & PostgreSQL

  What better way to start a new year than with a new product release? Today we are excited to announce the 1.5.1 release of ClusterControl – the all-inclusive database management system that lets you easily deploy, monitor, manage and scale highly available open source databases – and load balancers – in any environment: on-premise …

NoSQL MongoDB, Security

MongoDB Security – Resources to Keep NoSQL DBs Secure

  We’ve almost become desensitized to the news. It seems that every other day there is a data breach at a major enterprise resulting in confidential customer information being stolen and sold to the highest bidder. Data breaches rose by 40% in 2016 and once all the numbers are calculated, 2017 is expected to blow …

Clustering, Security

How to Secure Your Open Source Databases with ClusterControl

  Security is one of the most important aspects of running a database. Whether you are a developer or a DBA, if you are managing the database, it is your responsibility to safeguard your data and protect it from any kind of unauthorized access. The unfortunate fact is that many organizations do not protect their …

Security

What DBAs Should Know About HIPAA and Other Data Protection Regulations

  Keeping confidential data protected is important no matter the industry, but when it comes to medical records and related data you would be pressed to find a more highly regulated industry. While most eyes are fixed on the massive and historic theft of credit card information in 2017, some believe the most dangerous threat …