Gartner Research

Consuming DBaaS Securely: Comparing Options for Securing On-Premises and Cloud Databases

Published: 07 September 2017

ID: G00328293

Analyst(s): Joerg Fritsch

Summary

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.

Table Of Contents

Comparison

Analysis

  • 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

Guidance

The Details

  • 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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