How to secure databases at rest Course

In this course, you’ll learn about securing databases and data at rest.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Course description

Data at rest is data that isn’t being rendered as well as lower-level environments and can be data in connecting environments. This course will discuss the best methods on how to protect data in rest, and physical security of databases. There will be labs on encryption database backups.


Lab 7 - Encrypt backup MongoDB

File - 00:10:00

Lab 6 - Enable TDE and encrypt backup SQL

File - 00:10:00

Demo: Database backup with encryption (NoSQL)

Video - 00:13:00

Demo database backup using encryption on MongoDB (Lab 7).
Demo: Database backup with encryption (RDMS)

Video - 00:21:00

Demo database backup using encryption on SQL Server (Lab 6).
Discuss physical security of data at rest

Video - 00:02:00

Discuss the importance of physical security of backups.
Discuss lower-level environments

Video - 00:05:00

Discuss the importance of securing lower-level environments.
Methods to protect data at rest

Video - 00:03:00

Discuss secure methods of backing up databases (backup encryption, lower-level environment patching, physical security of backups).

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