3 Helpful tips for keeping your database secure

by Eva Allan
3 Helpful tips for keeping your database secure

Sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you can still be victimized by malware, scammers, and online pirates. This is why it is important to put security on top of your priority list. You need to make sure that your databases are safe and secure at all times. These may sound simple, but these security tips can keep your data safe from any security breach and internal errors or malfunction.

1. Proactive Software Protection Is Necessary

If you haven’t installed one yet, be sure to install proactive software protection as soon as you can. Protecting your databases from malware is one of the most important security steps that you can do. In addition to this, it is also essential for you to install spyware and virus protection software. Not having one will make your system susceptible to attacks that can render your data useless. You should also install a firewall, so your system will not be easily infiltrated by spyware and viruses. Go for firewalls that are hardware-based as they are proven to be more efficient.

2. Pay Attention to What You Open and Download

This has been repeated time and again, but it seems like some people never learn. Always verify the emails you receive. Beware of suspicious emails. If you do not know the sender or if the email address is unfamiliar to you, do not open it; always verify first. If you receive a suspicious email from a friend, but the message is unusual, get in touch with your friend first to verify if he/she sent it. Do not click or download anything sent to you through email if you did not ask for it, or if the sender did not inform you beforehand. Again, verify first before doing anything.

3. Do Not Open Rogue Websites

There are a lot of rogue websites that look like legitimate ones. So be careful when someone sends you a link you are not familiar with. Always pay attention to the URL. If it’s a legitimate and safe URL address, it should start with https://. This is especially true for links received via email, usually of banks and credit card providers.