Posts Categorized in Audit & Compliance

As the pace of software and database development increases, so audit and compliance become even more important. Companies and organizations need to ensure they follow stringent regulatory requirements, while remaining competitive. Redgate is actively researching the topic to discover where the pain points are and develop solutions to resolve them.

27 June 2019

27 June 2019

Enter data privacy. Exit SQL Server 2008.

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 are out of extended support as of July 2019, but the end of bug fixes, security updates and ongoing support has far-reaching data privacy implications, as James Boother from Microsoft Gold Partner, Coeo, explains. Microsoft products typically have five years of mainstream support, followed by five... Read more

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

Data privacy next steps: Compliant Database DevOps

Over the last few years we’ve seen a shift in customer concerns around personal data, brought about by frequent reports of breaches involving famous brands and the growth in new legislation designed to combat this trend. The Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal in early 2018 was a wakeup call for many. Here was a platform that we’d... Read more

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

Data privacy. Don’t look forward. Look back.

You may have heard the news about Amazon being sued recently for storing recordings of children talking to Alexa, without first asking for consent. Two suits were filed in Seattle and Los Angeles, ironically on the day before the company released its new Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker. The lawsuits allege Amazon failed... Read more

Sharing data in a secure way

One of the most common processes in software development is using a copy of production data to help develop new features or troubleshoot an issue. This typically involves creating a database backup by copying backup files to a local development server or the developer’s computer. In this process there are several risks involving the... Read more

22 May 2019

22 May 2019

Bloor 2019 Market Update for Test Data Management lists Redgate as an innovator

Bloor has published its 2019 Market Update for Test Data Management, listing Redgate as an innovator, and scoring SQL Provision 4.5 stars out of 5 for test data provisioning. If you’re not familiar with Bloor, it’s an independent research and analyst house founded to help organizations choose optimal technology solutions. As database teams grapple with... Read more

9 May 2019

9 May 2019

Where do data breaches come from?

I recently did some research on the source of data breaches and in this article, I’m going to talk a bit about my current favorite source for breach information, and what I learned. Verizon publishes the Data Breach Investigations Report annually and the latest report is the 11th edition, so they’ve had some practice.... Read more