Databases are some of the most crucial components of your infrastructure. Because they contain a lot of sensitive data, threat actors find them very valuable targets.
During the pandemic, data leaks and ransomware attacks have surged. And attackers will not only steal your data, but they will also try to deny you from accessing it.
Because DataMiner typically oversees your entire operation, we highly recommend users harden their databases. To help you out, we have recently added a series of procedures for hardening Apache Cassandra:
- Cassandra authentication
- Cassandra authorization
- Encryption in Cassandra
- Running Cassandra as a non-SYSTEM user (Windows)
- Firewall ports used with Cassandra
- Updating Cassandra
- Updating Java for Cassandra
We even have a selection of PowerShell scripts available to automate some of these steps!