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How to protect your on-premises databases from security vulnerabilities


Exploiting security flaws is one of the major tactics used by cybercriminals to attack organizations. Vulnerabilities are an unfortunate fact of life for operating systems, applications, hardware devices and last, but not least, databases. An attack against a database can easily compromise sensitive and confidential user and customer data. A report released Tuesday by cybersecurity firm Imperva Research Labs examines why databases are vulnerable and offers advice on how to better protect your data from falling into the wrong hands.

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Based on analysis covering 27,000 on-premises databases around the world, Imperva found that one out of every two databases contains as least one vulnerability. One drawback here is that organizations typically focus on perimeter and endpoint security with the assumption that their databases and data would be protected. But that approach doesn't work, according to Imperva.

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