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SQL Server Security News
November 15, 2013
Database security specialist DB Networks introduces SQL security appliance to detect obfuscated malicious traffic.
December 05, 2011
A recent wave of high-profile attacks has highlighted the importance of securing SQL Server. But protecting the database application is something most companies have historically overlooked.
September 02, 2009
Database security vendor Sentrigo today released some detail about a flaw discovered a year ago in Microsoft SQL Server that exposes passwords stored in memory as cleartext. Microsoft is not planning to patch this flaw. Sentrigo released a free ...
August 02, 2006
Black Hat: Database security guru David Litchfield unveils 20-plus IBM Informix flaws that attackers could exploit to create malicious files, gain DBA-level privileges and access sensitive data.
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Learn about SQL Server encryption features and enhancements in SQL 14, including Transparent Data Encryption and encrypting backups. Continue Reading
Problems with permissions will affect your users, their login abilities and their access to certain aspects of your SQL Server. Troubleshoot all of your SQL Server permissions issues with these FAQs. Continue Reading
Troubleshoot SQL Server passwords with these frequently asked questions from our readers. Recover lost passwords, create new passwords and change your SQL Server passwords with this advice from our SQL Server experts. Continue Reading
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Don Jones explains why Microsoft SQL Server Express can be more dangerous than you'd think and why it might be worth it to invest in the paid edition. Continue Reading
Find out which tools help attain HIPAA compliance. Lena Weiner profiles HIPAA pro Brandon Leach, who explains the steps needed to secure SQL Server. Continue Reading
Read this tip where writer Ashish Kumar Mehta shares his all-time favorite native and third-party SQL Server security tools. Continue Reading
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Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform. Continue Reading
Ashish Mehta shows two ways – with T-SQL and with SSMS -- to make a user-defined server role in SQL Server 2012. Continue Reading
Authentication, complex passwords and limiting permissions are three of the top bullet points on this SQL Server security best practices checklist. Continue Reading
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Learn how to implement and configure contained databases in SQL Server 2012. Continue Reading
Contained databases could be one of the most important features of SQL Server 2012. Continue Reading
Make sure your SQL Server is secure by studying these general guidelines for secure database applications from SQL Server expert Roman Rehak. Continue Reading