Securing Databases is an essential training course for DBAs and developers who need to produce secure database applications and manage secure databases. Data, databases, and related resources are at the heart of most IT infrastructures. These assets can have high value from a business, regulatory, and liability perspective, and must be protected accordingly. This course showcases demonstrations on how to repeatedly attack and then defend various assets associated with a fully functional database. This approach illustrates the mechanics of how to secure databases in the most practical of terms. Security experts agree that the least effective approach to security is "penetrate and patch". It is far more effective to "bake" security into an application throughout its lifecycle. After


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Learning Objectives

Students who attend Securing Databases will leave the course armed with the skills required to recognize actual and potential database vulnerabilities, implement defenses for those vulnerabilities, and test those defenses for sufficiency.
This course introduces students to the most common security vulnerabilities faced by databases today. Each vulnerability is examined from a database perspective through a process of describing the threat and attack mechanisms, recognizing associated vulnerabilities, and, finally, designing, implementing, and testing effective defenses. Multiple practical demonstrations reinforce these concepts with real vulnerabilities and attacks. Students will learn how to design and implement the layered defenses they will need in defending their own databases.


This is an introduction to database security course for intermediate skilled team members. Attendees might include DBAs, system administrators, developers and other enterprise team members. Ideally, students should have approximately 6 months to a year of database working knowledge.




There are no stated prerequisites for this course. Please check with your representative for details.


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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