Database Security On and Off the Cloud

  • LANGUAGE: English DATE: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 TIME: 4:00pm CET, 10:00am EST, 7:00am PST
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Addressing New Threats and Trust Issues when Migrating to Cloud Services

Continued proliferation of cloud technologies offering on-demand scalability, flexibility and substantial cost savings means that more and more organizations are considering moving their applications and databases to IaaS or PaaS environments. However, migrating sensitive corporate data to a 3rd party infrastructure brings with it a number of new security and compliance challenges that enterprise IT has to address. Developing a comprehensive security strategy and avoiding point solutions for database protection is now more important than ever.

Traditional database security involving protection of on-premise database services is a very challenging task for IT security, given the large number of attack surfaces that have to be covered (administrative access, application security issues, database server vulnerabilities, operating system security, and so on), as well as the requirement to address compliance regulations. Migrating to a cloud infrastructure adds a number of new security risks you have to take into consideration (such as maintaining infrastructure security, protecting data in-transit and, last but not least, securing access to the management console). Adding to this challenge is the fact that from now on you have to share responsibility with your cloud provider, lowering your visibility and partially giving up control of your own data.

In this KuppingerCole webinar, Alexei Balaganski, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole, will look into various security and compliance challenges that organizations need to address when moving their data to the cloud and reiterate the importance of incorporating database security into your organization’s overall security strategy.

In the second part, David Maman, Co-Founder and CTO of GreenSQL, will talk in detail about managing risks associated with database migration to the cloud and describe effective tools and methods for monitoring security and preventing database breaches in cloud environments.


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Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity. His deep technical understanding allows him to support customers even with complex architectural and security challenges. Previously he has served as KuppingerCole's CTO. After graduating with an MSc degree in Mathematics and...

David is a recognized international expert in computer security advising companies on threat management, real-time network protection, advanced network design, and security architecture. David has founded a number of high-tech start-up companies, including Vanadium-Soft, Preacos, and Moksai. As...


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GreenSQL’s unified software solution provides database security, Database Activity Monitoring (DAM), and dynamic data masking in one product that addresses today’s database security needs for all organizations. GreenSQL is easy to install and manage, competitively priced, and can be up and running in your organization in a matter of hours. As the leader of the largest community of database administrators, we ensure that our solutions are always suited and updated for the latest market needs. GreenSQL supports Microsoft® Azure™, SQL Server®, MySQL®, Amazon RDS and Maria DB database applications.

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