In this talk we will cover what is an attack surface and what you can do to limit it.
A beginner-level talk on MySQL fundamentals for developers, sys admins and other technical staff covering the most common issues related to MySQL security.
Key words will be threats, phishing, social engineering, bad file permissions, attack surface, isolating the DB system, MySQL security feautures.
From the operating system to the application layer, potential vulnerabilities exist at every turn. It is not enough to close one or two security holes or data leaks and hope for the best.
In this talk, Percona's Information Security Architect David Busby will cover MySQL security best practices including:
Security above the MySQL layer
How to identify and limit an attack surface
The critical importance of password complexity
Rigid grants and selective grants
Deploying SELinux Security-related changes in MySQL 5.6 and above
The importance of CVEs
This detailed technical presentation provides insight into best security practices for either setting up a new MySQL environment or upgrading the security of an existing one.