Identify and address security threats to harden your database
Identifying breach points is the first step towards improving your database security so that your business is not impacted by its vulnerability. A PostgreSQL Database Security Audit identifies and addresses security threats to harden your PostgreSQL database and infrastructure.
Hardening your database will assist in your efforts to comply with regulations such as GDPR, PCI, and DSS. A vulnerability assessment of your network and application components will help you identify and address system weaknesses. This then helps prevent breaches from malicious attacks such as ransomware or database injection, as well as human error.
5 Good Reasons to get a PostgreSQL Database Security Audit
Ensure SLAs are met. Data security is key for any organization’s credibility. Ensuring that SLAs are met maintains integrity with customers while also meeting long term business goals.
Classify Vulnerabilities. All systems are vulnerable to attack. Identifying vulnerabilities and securing them properly will help prevent system breaches.
Validate Security of Backups and Backup Channels. Backups of data are just as important as the live data and must meet SLAs, so it’s important to audit and secure the backups and backup channels regularly.
Identify Outdated Software and Libraries. Outdated software and libraries are practically an invitation for hackers. It is important that the database and all libraries it is dependent on are up to date so nothing can be breached via known security holes.
Optimize Logging/Auditing. Ensure logging and auditing configurations are capturing the necessary information to prevent a breach or identify where/when a breach happened if one did occur.
A Security Audit with 2ndQuadrant evaluates and analyzes your system’s security, documents vulnerabilities discovered, and provides a customized report that includes recommendations and prioritized remediation steps. This vulnerability assessment covers the following areas:
Operating System Security. To have a secure database you must first have a secure operating system. Our experts will recommend measures you can take so your system’s OS is protected from remote hacking or malware.
Network Security Strategy. We analyze firewall levels and provide a customized strategy for implementing measures that need to be in place to prevent any unauthorized access to your system.
User Authentication Levels. The most common method of identifying unauthorized access. Our experts look at your business and recommend unique authenticating levels to ensure each user only has the required access.
Schema Level Security. We analyze user entry points and recommend a method for defining privileges within the system schemas to establish clear boundaries and prevent trespassing.
Data Encryption. Encryption is another way to protect the information on your database. Encryption is a wall of complex code requiring a security key to gain access. We provide recommendations on how to best encrypt your system so potential hackers can’t decipher your data.
Backup Security. Data backups are a frequent target of attackers. We evaluate your backups and validate that their entry points are as secure as the primary data.
Row Level Security. We suggest policies to specify the information each user is allowed to access. We review the way each type of user is able to interact with your data, and recommend a plan to restrict access for users when necessary.
Knowledge Base for Database Security
PostgreSQL Security Best Practices
Learn how to harden your PostgreSQL database cluster by developing a deep understanding of security features available and checklist of industry best practices.
Database Security in PostgreSQL Webinar Video
This webinar was held on Sep. 12, 2018 and covered topics like: Introduction to Database Security, PostgreSQL Security Architecture, Postgres encryption, mandatory access control, roles, privileges, and more. Watch the complete webinar video here.
Security and Compliance with PostgreSQL Webinar Video
This webinar was held on April 24, 2019 and covered the following topics:
Advanced features for security in PostgreSQL, PCI compliance, Backup security, Schema level security, Row level security. Watch the complete webinar video here.