Swift Kick Show - NoSql Shouldn't Mean NoSecurity with Matt Groves

On the April 18th “Swift Kick Show”, I had the opportunity to chat a little bit with my good friend, Matt Groves. However, due to some technical issues Matt was not able to join us live. That doesn’t stop the show from going on though!

Through the power of YouTube and video recording, Matt sat down and did a version of his talk for us to publish.

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NoSql Shouldn’t Mean NoSecurity with Matt Groves

As NoSQL databases increase in popularity, they also increase in popularity with hackers. NoSQL databases are vulnerable to traditional attacks like SQL injection (yes, really). Further, the rush to productivity leaves some of these databases insecure-by-design. As a result, ransom notes have plagued databases like MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Hadoop, and CouchDB. This session demonstrates security mistakes and prevention. We’ll also look at what NoSQL vendors are doing to mitigate future attacks. Both devs and devops should come to this session, because the last thing either of you want to see is “SEND 0.2 BTC TO THIS ADDRESS 1zaGVjj9NcyvDLyYpCh33Msq TO RECOVER YOUR DATABASE!”

About Matt Groves

Matthew D. Groves is a guy who loves to code. It doesn’t matter if it’s C#, jQuery, or PHP: he’ll submit pull requests for anything. He has been coding professionally ever since he wrote a QuickBASIC point-of-sale app for his parent’s pizza shop back in the 90s. He currently works as a Developer Advocate for Couchbase. His free time is spent with his family, watching the Reds, and getting involved in the developer community. He is the author of AOP in .NET (published by Manning), and is also a Microsoft MVP.

Originally published on 2018-04-24 in Swift Kick Show

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