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5 Steps For Good Database Hygiene


Reduce risk to data through these database and Web app good 'grooming' habits

Some of the most important ways to reduce risk boil down to the fundamentals of security. Keep systems well-patched, prevent data from spreading around, make sure systems are properly segmented, and watch where you store valuable log-in data. Much like flossing, these good habits require day-to-day maintenance that will reap long-term benefits. Here are what the experts say about the kinds of actions necessary to keep up on good database hygiene. 1. Apply Timely Patches Just as patch and vulnerability management play a huge part in reducing risk on the endpoint, these basic fundamentals are just as important to keeping house within the database environment.

"Perhaps the easiest and most effective solution for securing databases, installing vendor patches as quickly as possible will help to mitigate threats due to known vulnerabilities," says John Linkous, chief security and compliance officer for eIQnetworks. Read full story on Dark Reading


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