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Enterprise Managed services

Database Security Auditing

Databases are the backbone of most organisations’ information systems. Accessible through a variety of applications, access can be contained through an audit of your security controls.

But what happens when the application fails to enforce security? Web applications can be subject to code injection attacks and databases can be accessed directly through administrative ports. If this occurs, your data is at risk and you can lose:

  • Personally identifiable information
  • Payment card information
  • System information such as passwords and password hashes
  • Confidential corporate information
  • Information that is public but whose accuracy and integrity is relied upon.

Why your database needs protection

Databases need protection independent of any security the front-end application provides.

  • A database firewall can protect a database by examining key features of any queries and determining whether it is safe through predetermined white and black lists or through anomaly detection.
  • An application that normally accesses credit card numbers one record at a time can be identified as being hacked when it asks for all credit cards numbers in one query.

Many organisations also don’t have a clear idea of the number and location of databases in use. These can retain sensitive information completely open to the network with a hard-coded and well-known password.

How we help you

We work closely with your management team to identify and establish the business context and requirements of having information security.

The service includes conducting interview meetings with process owners and your IT department to identify and assess the control environment and current IT projects.

Once we identify and analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of security controls, and their importance to the business, we’ll provide strategic recommendations to mitigate identified control gaps.

Why Content Security?

This is where Content Security can help you find and manage the security of all your databases through our suite of database scanners and database firewalls. If you know, or believe you’re storing sensitive information in a database, contact us today, to see what we can do to help you define and solve any database security issues you may have. 

Our team are seasoned, experienced and business-minded security consultants with an average of 10 years experience across state and local government, health, finance, education, nonprofit organisations and more.

For more information please contact our cybersecurity professionals today.