How to Manage Transaction Processing for SQL Database Integrity
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Transaction processing is an essential process with any business. Medical, information technology, and many other types of businesses find their entire future hinging on how their transactions are processed. In a world security means everything, it’s important that your system be secured. That means that it must be integrated correctly with your SQL database.
Just look at businesses like Equifax that are suffering due to their inability to secure important information. In order to achieve your goals, you must be able to properly manage transaction processing for SQL database integrity. Here are some steps that you can take to ensure that your transaction information is secured.
The 7 Leading Causes of Security Breaches
Let’s take a closer look at some of the leading causes of security breaches.
- Unauthorised Disclosure of Information
- Hacking or Malware Infection
- Credit Card Fraud
- Employee Leaks
- Lost or Stolen Physical Documents
- Lost or Stolen Mobile Devices
- Lost or Stolen Computers
Make Sure Outsourcing Providers Are Trustworthy
A lot of major leaks actually come from providers who are offering services to a business. Some untrustworthy people gain access to information and then leak it. That’s why choosing the right provider is such an important step. With the power of the internet at your fingertips, perform a thorough check of any vendor before hiring them to handle your data. Reliable vendors have built a reputation for excellence. Therefore, they are more likely to be compliant with security standards set by the industry.
Furthermore, it’s important to have any provider sign a non-disclosure agreement. Make sure this agreement holds them accountable for keeping your information secure. They should also have a written security policy in place.
It doesn’t matter how secure your database is if you have a provider who is using non-secure systems to access your data.
Isolate Sensitive Data
Sensitive data needs to be identified and then kept in a separate location from standard data. Limit it to the fewest number of computers possible and restrict access to only those who need the information. You’ll want to keep this data segregated from the rest of your network. This actually does two things. First of all, it keeps sensitive data away from all employees who don’t need it. Secondly, it keeps sensitive data away from service providers. Both groups are considered a security risk.
Encrypt Sensitive Data
Encryption is so important today but experts say that it’s absolutely essential if your data is mobile. You already have your SQL database encrypted but what happens when that data travels to your mobile device? Fortunately, there are a lot of options at your disposal. For example, you can run a security suite on your laptop to offer further protection.
Background Checks for Employees
Always get no fewer than two references on new employees and perform a thorough background check on them. Take the time to call former employers to verify their information. Criminal background checks are essential but depending on your business, you might also want to do a credit check.
Protect Data with Strong Passwords
This is an area where most businesses fall short so I feel this is the best way to end this post. Strong passwords are essential to protecting the integrity of your SQL database. Here are some of the factors that comprise a strong password:
- A Strong Password Must Contain at Least 12 Characters (20 is better).
- A Strong Password includes Numbers, Upper-Case Letters, Lower-Case Letters, and Symbols.
- A Strong Password is Not a Word Found in the Dictionary.
- A Strong Password Does Not Use Obvious Substitutions. (For example, K!tten would not be strong just because it replaces an “I” with “!”.
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I am Kalyan Banga, a Post Graduate in Business Analytics from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, a premier management institute, ranked best B-School in Asia in FT Masters management global rankings. I have spent 14 years in field of Research & Analytics.