MongoDB is one of the most popular open-source databases. Unfortunately, this also means ubiquity of misconfigured and unsecured MongoDB deployments out in the wild. Just in recent years, we’ve seen several hacks involving thousands of MongoDB databases left exposed online without any protection, making them ripe for the hacker’s picking.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. There are many steps you can take to keep your MongoDB data safe — from protecting the network perimeter to using strong transport security to taking advantage of MongoDB’s advanced user management and role-based access control (RBAC) system.
This post will go over some of the most common ways to secure your MongoDB cluster.