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Database Security for Cyber Professionals

Learn how to keep your databases safe from hackers by implementing best security practices with this free online course.

Publisher: Stone River eLearning
Database hacks and data breaches have become more common in today’s digital world. Have you ever wondered how these hackers gain access to the database and what they do with the compromised data? This free online course aims at illustrating the process of securing the databases from these kinds of attacks and you will learn by assuming the role of a hacker and evaluating various types of threats that are frequently prevalent in the modern world.
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What are the various types of threats that exist for a database? What are issues concerned with database security? How do you protect a database from attacks? If you are looking for answers to these kinds of questions then you have come to the right place. The primary focus of this cybersecurity course is to teach you on how hackers carry out database breaches and how you can implement a defense mechanism for resisting these attacks. This database security course begins by teaching you how to recognize and alleviate different categories of database security threats. You will study the procedures of identifying susceptibilities that appear in databases and the methods of safeguarding a database from inference attacks. This will include the process of designing database defense mechanisms using different security controls and the importance of baselining in identifying the default security posture for a database system at any given time.

The following section covers the process of reducing the attack area on operating systems and databases. The procedure for constructing a MySQL lab environment and the methods of solidifying the security of the server's operating system are explained. Oracle databases are then discussed including the methods of examining the installation process and the database architecture. How the audit configuration of the database supports monitoring the actions of the database users and best practices for securely locking down the database is practically explained which leads into learning about the architecture of the PostgreSQL relational database management system. There are various kinds of attacks that can compromise a database and here you will learn how to use robust transport encryptions to safeguard the PostgreSQL database server from unauthorized network connections and the process of exploiting and protecting the PostgreSQL database from contemporary attacks and breaches. The last section of the course explores the significance of internet protocol and storage networking technologies which includes the process of securing data at rest on storage area networks and local systems and the various types of encryption key management measures and scope of keys that need to be managed. BigData is an integral part of everyday life and this key theme along with methods of safeguarding and locking it down is comprehensively analyzed. Your studies finishes by conducting a Linux live response using the statistical compilation of forensic response tools in Linux which is explained very practically. 

Databases and file servers have a lot of valuable information and this is the reason why they are regularly targeted by cybercriminals. This free online Database Security for Cyber Professionals course illustrates all the stages required in running test attacks and securing database environments. You should enrol if you are in database security or database administration or want to get into any related field such as software security engineering or information security analysis.

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