Unlike database backup procedures, which can be automated, securing your data from the prying eyes of unauthorized users requires a certain amount of interaction from the system administrator. If you’re using MySQL, there are some easy things you can do to secure your systems and significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your sensitive data.
The most valuable asset for technology-based organizations is usually the customer or product information in their databases. And so, a critical part of database administration in such organizations consists of securing these databases against outside attack and hardware/software failures.
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