Practical MySQL Security

Security and Database Administration
Location: Ballroom F Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)

This talk provides complete overview of MySQL security, analyzing from various perspectives.
There are few major parts in it:

  • How host security affects MySQL
  • How MySQL has to be set to secure the host it is running on
  • What are the best MySQL system administration security practices and configuration
  • How MySQL GRANTs work, and all security implications privileged GRANTs like SUPER or FILE have.
  • What security features MySQL has – SSL, encryption functions, triggers, views and stored procedures
  • When does SQL injection become a problem within MySQL
  • How to use external system MAC/DAC layers, like AppArmor and SELinux
  • How to build ultimate database blackbox

The talk will cover practical experience both from support work and actual database administration.

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Domas Mituzas


Domas Mituzas is Wikipedia performance engineer/developer and database administrator, as well as full-time MySQL support engineer at Sun Microsystems. He is also member of Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.

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O'Reilly Media MySQL/Sun Microsystems
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  • Virident
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Intel
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • BIRT Exchange by Actuate
  • Calpont
  • Canonical
  • Continuent
  • Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
  • Facebook
  • HiT Software, Inc.
  • IBM
  • iDashboards
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • R1Soft
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SQLstream
  • Ticketmaster
  • Zmanda, Inc.
  • Linux Journal

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