A recent survey by cloud security firm RedLock attributed the rise in cloud data leaks to inadequate policies, lack of compliance and other poor practices.
According to IBM X-Force, misconfigured cloud databases accounted for more than 71 percent of reported leaked records so far in 2017.
Security researchers uncovered a concentrated malware attack against MongoDB servers that is reminiscent of previous attacks from earlier this year.
PostgreSQL developers announced a round of patches to address more than 50 bugs and three vulnerabilities in the popular database management system.
The new Data Insight feature for IBM Security Guardium enables analysts to more effectively monitor database access during security breaches.
The personal information of 10 million U.S. car owners was exposed in a massive leak of car VINs, according to researchers at Kromtech Security.
IBM Guardium Takes the Overall Leadership Position in the First Database Security Leadership Compass by KuppingerCole
IBM Security Guardium was named the overall leader out of 10 vendors in the "KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Database Security."
Analysts found that MySQL databases had been attacked by a ransomware campaign similar to the one that affected MongoDB databases in January.
MongoDB offered a set of security best practices to help users protect their databases from cybercriminals looking to exploit misconfigured servers.
It's important for an organization to leverage reliable data protection solutions to secure a database from both malicious and unintentional threats.