Cloud Database Security Best Practices
Possible threats to Cloud Database
Many of the hazards affecting cloud technology also damage cloud database security and systems. However, due to the enormous amounts of potentially sensitive data stored in databases, the consequences can be severe if left unchecked. These consequences, while not exhaustive, provide an idea of the types of dangers that network administrators may face when embracing large cloud database storage systems. Some of the common security threats in the cloud database are:
- Data breach
- Account hijacking
- Cloud servers as malware platforms
Protect your cloud database with best practices
While the risks associated with cloud database security are daunting, understanding them can help users minimize potential harm. These broad methods also give system administrators advice on how to protect their networks from intrusion.
Constantly monitor the network
Effective network security teams are proactive and constantly scan system security policies and logs for exceptions that may indicate data misuse. Semi-annual cloud database security audits should be performed to provide a more systematic and structured view of how information is used and what defensive procedures are in place. Understanding your network’s flaws and how hackers can use them to their own advantage is often the best way to protect yourself from hackers.
Use Security Intelligence technologies to protect your data in the cloud
SIEM (Security Intelligence and Event Management) technologies provide active network monitoring and detection of security flaws in the cloud database. These technologies run continuous system analysis and help detect potential security breaches in real time. Individual monitoring should not be used to replace SIEM. It can help with manual searches and provide a more comprehensive picture of network security.
Have a cloud database security strategy in place
A cloud database security strategy is a roadmap that shows all the elements of cloud data management.
Before transferring organizational resources to the cloud, it is ideal for developing a security strategy to ensure that the cloud infrastructure meets its requirements.
A cloud database security plan incorporates the basics of data management. It can help companies standardize all aspects of data management, from analytics and enterprise intelligence to performance, efficiency, security and privacy. In addition, control becomes an essential gear in your computer once you have established a strategy to continue data operations.
Use identity and access control to secure data
Identity and access management (IAM) is a way for the organization to ensure that only authorized persons have access to company-owned resources.
IAM allows you to manage user roles based on criteria such as role, access, privileges, and behavior.
IAM gives companies the control they need to protect data from illegal access. For example, the privileges of a former employee are revoked by the IAM, which helps organizations prevent the theft of trade secrets. In addition, a company can use IAM to protect itself against outbound attacks by implementing rules that deter thieves from accessing data. Dedicated IAM tools include the following:
- Active Business Directory (AD)
- Biometric authentication