The slides for my MySQL Security Essentials presentation at Percona Live 2015 MySQL Conference and Expo are now available.
In this presentation I discuss just how insecure legacy versions of MySQL are and what are the essential requirements for securing your installation on disk, via network and with user privileges. I provide recommendations for how to manage application access for your most important data asset.
This presentation describes the key security improvements in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 as well as additional features provided in MariaDB 10.0 and 10.1 supporting roles and encryption.
I have also included slides for how easy it is to Hack MySQL and examples of denial of service attacks that are possible with even limited MySQL access.