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How to secure MongoDB from ransomware - ten tips

Need tips on how to secure your MongoDB setup and protect yourself against ransomware? We have collected ten tips that are easy to follow and execute on your MongoDB databases.

Secure MongoDB and Protect Yourself from the Ransom Hack

Recently, several attackers were able to break into thousands of MongoDB systems, wipe the databases and leave a ransom note. This could have been prevented if those in charge would have followed some standard security procedures. This blog post describes how to protect yourself from MongoDB ransomware. What is it, why is it a problem and what can you do to protect yourself against it?

Database Security - MySQL Upgrade Instructions for Zero-day Exploit

This blog shows you how to upgrade your MySQL and MariaDB databases, in order to address CVE-2016-6662 - a publicly disclosed vulnerability in MySQL.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: User Management for MySQL

In this example we will look at how you can use ClusterControl to create a user and assign privileges to the user. We will create a user that has enough privileges to perform an xtrabackup.

Database Security - How to fully SSL-encrypt MySQL Galera Cluster and ClusterControl

Data security is a hot topic for many companies these days. But for those who need to adhere to security standards like PCI DSS or HIPAA, security is not an option. We showed you sometime back how to encrypt Galera replication traffic, but for a more complete solution, you’ll want to encrypt all database connections from client applications and any management/monitoring infrastructure.

Integrating ClusterControl with FreeIPA and Windows Active Directory for Authentication

Integrating ClusterControl with a corporate LDAP directory is a common task for many IT organizations. In an earlier blog, we showed you how to integrate ClusterControl with OpenLDAP. In this post, we will show you how to integrate with FreeIPA and Windows Active Directory.

How-to and Performance Impact of SSL-Encrypted Replication Traffic in Galera Cluster for MySQL

Deploying Galera Clusters across WAN environments might lead to concerns around data privacy and security - especially as more organisations are having to comply with national and international regulations. You would not want hackers eavesdropping or intercepting replication traffic. Encrypted replication hides what is sent between the Galera nodes, and makes sure each node is only communicating to the ones it trusts. But how expensive is encryption?

How to Setup Centralized Authentication of ClusterControl Users with LDAP

ClusterControl 1.2.6 introduces integration with Active Directory and LDAP authentication. This allows users to log into ClusterControl by using their corporate credentials instead of a separate password. LDAP groups can be mapped onto ClusterControl user groups to apply roles to the entire group, so it is very convenient for larger organizations who have a centralized LDAP-compliant authentication system.