In the following GovTransformer podcast interview, Tony Holmes, a Principal PreSales Consultant with Oracle, discusses today’s ever-expanding cyber-threat landscape, the MySQL security approach and much more.

It goes without saying that the cyber threat landscape has become ever expanding with cyber criminals seeking new and innovative ways for penetrating government networks.

When designing new systems and applications, the concept of “security by default” is coming to the forefront for both government and corporate enterprises.  MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database from Oracle, is leading the way with this security approach.

In the software world, MySQL has its default settings locked down tightly for enhanced security, which also gives user the ability to launch the software in an environment where risk is minimized.  In addition, as MySQL is open source, there is a large community of users who have helped to ensure the security of this solution.

Finally, as MySQL is an Oracle product, it has the legacy of security that comes from being part of this global leader’s umbrella of solutions. MySQL has also evolved into being a mature solution that is ideal and secure enough for government agencies.

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