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Database security audit

Don’t find out your security is deficient, because you got hacked. Protect your customers’ privacy and ensure regulatory compliance with a database security audit.

The AVERAGE data breach costs companies $3,920,000.00

Your database is your final layer of defense to protect the privacy of you and your customers’ data. Proper database security can protect you from exposing private information, getting hit with compliance penalties, or becoming the victim of ransomware. When it comes to your safety, pretty good isn’t good enough. Get an expert review today.

Strategic permissions

Limit your surface area of attack by granting only the required permissions to your users and divide your user groups strategically to segregate these risks. I will audit your users and their activity to find inappropriate elevations and evidence of existing abuses. I will help you set up policies to close loopholes for terminated employees and enforce strong and secure password policies.

Encryption

I will help you ensure that all your data is encrypted in motion and at rest, including backups. Encrypted data protects you against physical theft and network breaches. I will help you scan your systems for especially sensitive information to ensure its access is tightly restricted and encrypted.

SQL injection

SQL Injection remains the oldest and most common exploits of SQL databases. Its commonness is due to how easy it is to overlook risk areas for injection. A methodic and consistent approach is required to ensure there is no weak point for attack.

SQL and Windows updates

Staying on top of updates to your operating system and SQL Server is one of the easiest and most effective precautions you can take. The majority of successful exploits of SQL databases are the result of deficiencies which have been known for some time and could have been prevented with prompt updates. I will make certain you are up to date and you have policies in place to keep you that way. 

Audit logs

Without proper logs, it can be difficult to even know whether you have been compromised. With regular analysis of your logs, you can detect threats in progress and shut them down before they can find a weak spot. More often than not, you will be surprised to see how often people have attempted to breach your systems, and you never knew.

Data masking

Identify and protect sensitive information with permissions, encryption, and data masking.  Log access to this information to track appropriate usage of the system.  A targeted approach to sensitive data can be a useful additional layer of security for information you know is highly sought after or damaging in the event of a breach.