Database security refers to the collective measures used to protect and secure a database or database management software from illegitimate use and malicious cyber threats and attacks.
Databases are very attractive targets for hackers because they contain valuable and sensitive information. This can range from financial or intellectual property to corporate data and personal user data. Cybercriminals can profit by breaching the servers of companies and damaging the databases in the process. Thus, database security testing is a must.
There are numerous incidents where hackers have targeted companies dealing with personal customer details. Equifax, Facebook, Yahoo, Apple, Gmail, Slack, and eBay data breaches were in the news in the past few years, just to name a few. Such rampant activities raised the need for cybersecurity software and web app testing which aims to protect the data that people share with online businesses. If these measures are applied, the hackers will be denied all access to the records and documents available on the online databases. Also, complying with GDPR will help a lot on the way to strengthening user data protection.
Database security refers to the range of tools, controls, and measures designed to establish and preserve database confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This article will focus primarily on confidentiality since it’s the element that’s compromised in most data breaches.
By definition, a data breach is a failure to maintain the confidentiality of data in a database. How much harm a data breach inflicts on your enterprise depends on a number of consequences or factors:
Database Security Service (DBSS) is a smart database protection service. With the reverse proxy and machine learning technologies, the service is able to provide such functions as sensitive data discovery, data masking.
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