20 Sep 2018

GDPR for Engineers: Implementing Rights and Security Demands

Mapping data privacy regulation to changes in database structure, updates in DevOps practices, backups, and restricted processing. A methodical developer’s perspective.

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16 Aug 2018

Poison Records in Acra – Database Honeypots for Intrusion Detection

How we detect massive data leaks and firewall exfiltration in Acra.

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14 Aug 2018

ACRA 0.82.0 IS OUT!

Introducing AcraTranslator — store AcraStructs wherever it is convenient now. Plus we've added pattern matching for SQL filtering in AcraCensor and number of other improvements.

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13 Jul 2018

Social Events of Spring-Summer 2018 for Cossack Labs

An overview of the conferences and meetups in which the Cossack Labs team particiated recently. Also, the first-ever post on our blog containing emoji.

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6 Jul 2018

MEET ACRA 0.81.0

This release brings better prevention of SQL injections with the new AcraCensor, better handling of real-life SQL queries (including prepared statements and complex JOINs), and a lot of improvements in other key areas of Acra.

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31 May 2018

ACRA 0.80.0 IS HERE

We couldn’t wait till summer so the new slick version of Acra is here. Better, cooler, with improved usability and all renamed.

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29 May 2018

Reducing Docker Image Size for Acra

We tried out and described a few approaches to reducing the size of Docker images for the components of our database encryption suite Acra. As a result, we found a way to reduce the container size by roughly 62 times.

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13 Apr 2018

ACRA 0.77.0 RELEASE

Acra 0.77.0 is here! We’ve added integration with MySQL databases and made Acra even more useful adding a firewall for SQL requests, a web configuration utility, and a huge selection of Docker compose files you can easily try Acra with.

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9 Apr 2018

Moving to OpenSSL 1.1.0 — How We Did It

Going through breaking changes and avoiding pitfalls in the process of moving from OpenSSL 1.0.2 to OpenSSL 1.1.0.

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12 Mar 2018

ACRA 0.76 IS OUT NOW!

After a year in testing by early adopters, we’re starting to push new features into the open-source version of Acra.

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