How can I secure my Snowsight account?

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How can I secure my Snowsight account?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question October 27, 2023
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Here are steps and best practices to help you secure your Snowsight account:

  1. Use Strong Passwords:
    • Create a strong, unique password for your Snowsight account. Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid easily guessable passwords.
  2. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA):
    • Whenever possible, enable MFA for your Snowsight account. MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring you to provide a second authentication factor, such as a mobile app or a text message code.
  3. Regularly Update Passwords:
    • Change your password periodically to reduce the risk of unauthorized access. Use a different password for Snowsight than you use for other services.
  4. Secure Your Email Account:
    • Ensure that your email account, which is often linked to your Snowsight account for password recovery, is also secure. Use strong, unique passwords and enable MFA for your email.
  5. Limit Access Permissions:
    • Grant the least privilege necessary to users in your organization. Ensure that users have only the permissions they need to perform their tasks.
  6. Implement Row-Level Security:
    • Utilize Snowflake's built-in security features, such as row-level security, to control access to specific data rows based on user attributes.
  7. Review and Audit Access:
    • Regularly review user access and permissions to identify and revoke access for inactive or unauthorized users.
  8. Encrypt Data in Transit and at Rest:
    • Ensure that data is encrypted both in transit and at rest. Snowflake provides encryption options to protect your data.
  9. Secure Data Sharing:
    • If you are sharing data with external parties or other Snowflake accounts, use secure sharing methods, like encrypted data sharing or secure views, to control access.
  10. Audit Trail and Logging:
    • Enable audit logging to track user and query activity in Snowflake. Review these logs for any suspicious or unauthorized activities.
  11. Be Cautious with Shared Links:
    • When sharing data or reports, use secure sharing methods rather than public links. Be cautious with publicly accessible URLs that could lead to data exposure.
  12. Stay Informed and Educated:
    • Keep up to date with security best practices and be aware of the latest security threats and vulnerabilities. Regularly educate yourself and your team on security awareness.
  13. Use Secure Networks:
    • When accessing Snowsight, do so from secure and trusted networks. Avoid using public Wi-Fi or unsecured connections.
  14. Regularly Update and Patch:
    • Ensure that your system and browsers are up to date with the latest security patches and updates.
  15. Phishing Awareness:
    • Be cautious of phishing attempts. Do not click on suspicious links or provide sensitive information in response to unsolicited emails or messages.
  16. Password Managers:
    • Consider using a reputable password manager to generate, store, and manage complex passwords for your accounts.
  17. Incident Response Plan:
    • Develop an incident response plan that outlines the steps to take in case of a security breach. Be prepared to act swiftly if a security incident occurs.
Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish October 27, 2023
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