Data leaks are extremely prominent in the cyber world due to lack of proper or adequate security implementation. Securing databases is an essential practice to ensure that consequences such as data loss to even unauthorized access or system downtime is avoided.
There are many challenges when it comes to database security, as the more accessible a database is, the less secure it is. Some of the common security challenges when it comes to database security include human error, malware, physical location security, and software vulnerabilities. However, there are many steps that can be taken to ensure that a database is secured, and therefore avoid any of the issues mentioned above. Moreover, database encryption is an essential step in securing all data.
Linux has a variety of tools that can be used to guarantee database security. In this article, we will be introducing some of these tools that can be used for database assessment and others that will help in securing these databases.
MySQL & MariaDB Database Best Practices
MySQL and MariaDB are some of the most popular database servers used today. While the flexibility and scalability of these servers make them very popular choices among organizations of all sizes, they still have security issues that can be discovered and exploited by attackers.
Some of the common security threats include DDoS attacks, SQL injection attacks, Man in the Middle attacks, weak passwords, data corruption, race condition, mismanagement of account access, as well as the occasional vulnerabilities. Fortunately, there