Database Security Hardening

The purpose of database security hardening is to secure a database system, including its software and hardware components. This includes database client and server software, physical database server hosting machine, client machines, and firewalls. By reducing the attack surface of the systems, we can decrease the vulnerability. The attack surface can be reduced by eliminating redundant functionality and setting up the features securely and by creating a baseline of system functionality and security.

Database security hardening is necessary because most vendors cannot make bespoke products which align with the requirements of each company's IT systems.

Every database system, including client and server, and its associated devices and processes can introduce vulnerabilities. Given the variety of systems, including software, hardware, networks, and ports available, cybercriminals have ample opportunities to barge into the database systems.

It’s possible to manipulate the databases maliciously if the underpinning software and hardware have not been hardened for security. The best practice is to set and harden a database system as soon as it gets deployed in an organisation’s IT environment.

Our method for database security hardening includes the assessment of organisations’ environment, configuration, and operational practices followed by technical analysis. On completion, our experts provide an assessment report which ranks the findings and recommends actions to remediate.

After a database system is hardened and deployed into an environment, it is crucial to maintain its level of security by proactively patching and updating it in order to address new vulnerabilities. In a subsequent hardening process, these new patches or updates are included in the baseline configuration so that the subsequent system deployments are not susceptible to old vulnerabilities.

We support the following databases: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL.