Achieving PCI Compliance with MySQL

Security and Database Administration
Location: Ballroom E Level: Novice

Achieving PCI compliance can be a difficult and expensive process. This session will begin by clarifying which requirements affect MySQL and then step through each requirement, providing common solutions to satisfy them. We’ll ask and answer the following types of questions:

  • How does MySQL authentication factor into PCI?
  • What kind of encryption should be used to protect cardholder data?
  • Where should I encrypt the data; in the database or in the application?
  • If I use MySQL replication, do I have to use SSL?
  • What sort of policies do I need in place and how can I, the DBA, manage them?
  • Do I need anti-virus software on my database servers?
  • What data do I need to log? And how can I manage such volume?

You’ll learn how to satisfy each requirement for the long term, and easily maintain fully compliant database systems.

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Ryan Lowe


Ryan Lowe is a high performance consultant for Percona, where he advises clients on performance and scaleability best practices for a variety of application architectures. In his free time, he likes to blog, play with agent-based simulation models and travel the world.

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Sheeri K. Cabral
04/16/2010 3:22am PDT

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