Technical professionals frequently need to compare security best practices for on-premises databases against cloud databases. We identify controls and practices that enable data security and secure adoption of cloud databases by providing details on CSP security responsibilities.
- Cloud Database Architectures
- The Right Way to Protect Databases
- Step 1. Data Residency
- Step 1.1. Architectural Constraints
- Step 1.2. Data-Masking Transforms
- Step 2. Foundation
- Step 2.1. Network Segmentation
- Step 2.2. Patch and Configuration Management
- Step 2.3. Availability and Recoverability
- Step 3. DBMS-Level Controls
- Step 3.1. Permission Management
- Step 3.2. Database Auditing
- Step 3.3. Encryption
- Step 4. Data Protection
- Step 4.1: Data Discovery
- Step 4.2. Data Masking, Tokenization and Format-Preserving Encryption
- What to Audit?
- Databases in Scope of Regulatory Frameworks
- Databases That Back ERP
- Databases That Store Commercially Sensitive Information
- Glossary of Terms
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