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Database Backup Encryption - Best Practices

Backups that contain critical data are stored offsite as part of a disaster recovery solution. Encryption is a basic requirement, but how do you ensure you have the right encryption? How do you manage the encryption keys? And once everything is encrypted, how do you ensure you have the right data in your backups? This blog will discuss some of the best practices related to backup encryption.

Utilizing Encryption to Strengthen PostgreSQL Database Security

This blog provides an overview of encryption for PostgreSQL as part of some of the overall measures needed to establish database security and keep your data protected.

ClusterControl Developer Studio: Creating an Advisor to check for SELinux and Meltdown/Spectre Part 2

Advisors are a great way to extend the ClusterControl functionality and implement your own security check mechanism. It provides basic Web UI reporting, can send email alarms, and manage scripts directly through the Developer Studio..

In this part 2 of blog series, we will show you how to integrate Meltdown/Spectre vulnerability checks, setup an alarm, and debug your JS script.

Database Security Monitoring for MySQL and MariaDB

The purpose of database security monitoring is twofold. One, to identify security breaches or any unauthorized or undesirable activity on the database. And two, to ensure that  databases comply with policies and security standards set by the organisation.

Self-Provisioning of User Accounts in PostgreSQL via Unprivileged Anonymous Access

This blog provides an overview of a layered database architecture paradigm for managing visibility with schema permission management in PostgreSQL.

ClusterControl Release 1.6.2: New Backup Management and Security Features for MySQL & PostgreSQL

This blog provides an overview of the new Backup Management and Security & Compliance features for MySQL & PostgreSQL in the ClusterControl 1.6.2 release.

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PostgreSQL Audit Logging Best Practices

This blog provides an introduction to audit logging, why you should do it, and specific tips for doing it on your PostgreSQL database environment.

Integrating PostgreSQL with Authentication Systems

This blog provides an overview of popular authentication systems based on LDAP, Kerberos and RADIUS, and how to integrate them with your PostgreSQL database.

Setting up HTTPS on the ClusterControl Server

SSL is an important part of securing your ClusterControl installation. This blog post discusses HTTPS settings for ClusterControl and how to utilize them.

PostgreSQL Privileges and Security - Locking Down the Public Schema

This blog details schema privileges and locking down the public schema for PostgreSQL.

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