• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

In practice, database exploitation is the goal of many attackers, as it stores valuable information. However, functional requirements and security testing often focus on the interaction between a software user and the application, while the handling of data is assumed to be secure. This course describes how to apply authentication and access control to your database and provides an understand of database privileges and limiting data access. Content coverage also includes techniques for protecting the database and methods for securely concealing specific data while providing an introduction to cloud databases and database encryption.

Learning Objectives

On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the role of security in the design and implementation of databases
  • Use best practices for data input, output, and encryptions
  • Maintain database management systems, including conducting security audits and keeping software updated

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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