Improving Database Security in 3 Steps

by | Feb 4, 2016 | Security

Do you know how to improve database security?

Because most modern businesses are moving to cloud-based storage systems, online security has become a rising concern among many companies. While the idea of database security may seem complicated, there are several small things that you and your employees can do to make your online activities safer. Here are just some ways to improve:

1) Passwords are Everything

Your password can have a huge impact on your security. A surprising amount of people still use “password” as their passwords because it is easy to remember. The problem is that this has become the first thing that people try when they want to manually hack into a system. Having a secure password that combines upper and lowercase letters, numbers and punctuation can keep your data safer. Be sure to change this password every few weeks.

2) Monitor Your Database

Another way to improve the security of your online database is to monitor it regularly. Perform data audits to ensure that everything is correct. If multiple people are accessing the database, you should track their activities. Look for inconsistencies in the data and monitor how the information is being accessed. This will not only improve the functionality of your database, but its security as well.

Ongoing database maintenance also promotes security. There are several different issues that can compromise both security and the integrity of your database, and most of them are preventable with routine maintenance.

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3) Encrypt Your Database

Encryption can improve your database security significantly when performed correctly. For most people, this means hiring a third-party to help them set up and maintain their database. Don’t be afraid to get help with this step, as it can cut down on security breaches and help keep your data intact.

To learn more about database security and how it can affect your business, please contact us today.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.