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New Release: The Gorilla Guide To…® Securing Database as a Service (DBaaS)!

The mass migration to public cloud services, which has shown so much benefit for access to compute power, can do the same for databases. DBaaS is useful when a business needs multiple instances of persistent data for a microservices architecture, or has needs that expand or contract rapidly. And what about security? It isn’t necessarily worse if you move data to the cloud—but the threat models and tradeoffs are different.

Lawrence Miller’s Securing Database as a Service (DBaaS) explains the steps you need to take to maintain security as you move to the cloud. You need to increase your efforts at visibility, for instance, to avoid losing track of data and of the processes affecting it. You need to deal with a more complex environment—but in a dauntingly tight job market for cybersecurity professionals with expertise in modern cloud systems.

Securing Database as a Service (DBaaS) recommends a continuous process (see Figure 1) that combines data discovery and classification, policy making, and auditing for both security and compliance.

Figure 1: The database security and compliance framework

This report also categorizes various tools and techniques that help you secure your database, including options offered by cloud vendors and proxy servers. It presents Imperva Cloud Data Security (CDS) as a cloud-native solution that uses sophisticated analytics to identify which data is sensitive and recognize anomalies in access attempts.

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, and they take the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, and brought to you by Imperva, this resource is packed full of trusted information about protecting data in the cloud!

Download the book and learn all about:

  • Benefits and Risks of Moving Your Databases Into the Cloud
  • The Shared Responsibility Model For Databases
  • The Four-Stage Cycle of Data Protection
  • Security Options and Imperva Cloud Data Security (CDS)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Rise of Database as a Service (DBaaS)      

  • Weighing Your Options: DBaaS Versus Non-Managed Databases
  • The Stack Is Changing
  • The Shared Responsibility Model–Revisited
  • Data Security and Compliance Challenges in the Cloud

Chapter 2: Ensuring Data Security and Compliance in the Cloud      

  • Database Discovery
  • Data Classification
  • Policy Enforcement
  • Audit Readiness Reporting

Chapter 3: Options for Securing Cloud Data      

  • Do Nothing
  • Log Collection
  • DIY with Cloud-Native Services
  • Proxy-Based
  • Cloud-Native

Chapter 4: What Is CDS?      

  • CDS Core Pillars
  • Benefits and Business Outcomes
  • Simple, Powerful Database Protection and Compliance

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About the Author

Lawrence Miller, CISSP, has worked in Information Security and Technology Management for more than 25 years. He is currently working as an IT security solutions consultant. He has previously worked as the Vice President of IT for a major Verizon reseller, director of IT and e-commerce for a retail merchandising company, and IT operations manager for a top-100 U.S. law firm. He is the author of more than 200 books on various topics including information security, cloud, unified communications and collaboration, storage, 5G, and the Internet of Things.

About Imperva

Imperva is the cybersecurity leader whose mission is to protect data and all paths to it. Imperva protects the data of over 6,200 customers from cyber attacks through all stages of their digital journey. Imperva Research Labs and our global intelligence community enable Imperva to stay ahead of the threat landscape and seamlessly integrate the latest security, privacy, and compliance expertise into our solutions.

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