Security audit of NoSQL DBMS

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  • The necessity to store extensive volumes of data as the information produced increases exponentially. An increasing number of businesses have embraced different types of non-relational databases in recent years, generally referred to as NoSQL databases. Security auditing procedures for these new technologies ought to be in place for minimizing the potential negative impacts from the risks associated with them. The purpose of this study is to undertake security audit on such NoSQL databases while considering the specific risks associated with them. Major findings regarding the identified security controls in NoSQL databases namely MongoDB, Redis and CouchDB are discussed, saving considerable amount of time for the database users. This enables the database developers to focus on strengthening their weaknesses when one of the NoSQL flavors is chosen. All in all, this research provides a security guideline for the organizations implementing NoSQL and aids the developer of these databases to identify relevant security risks.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International