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SQL Server Security News
January 17, 2018
Microsoft has responded to the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities with patches and other fixes. But IT teams need to sort out SQL Server performance issues they may create.
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 ...
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An expert provides a step-by-step guide for how to use dynamic data masking in SQL Server 2016 CTP2 and Azure SQL database to protect sensitive data. Continue Reading
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
Evaluate SQL Server Security Vendors & Products
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will be released next year. But in 2015, we've already had a glimpse into improved in-memory OLTP, security features, analytics and Stretch Database. Continue Reading
For most companies, SQL Server's security auditing tools aren't always enough to meet regulation requirements. The answer is third-party products. Continue Reading
Experts discuss the public preview of SQL Server 2016 and the best new features as early adopters ready themselves to put SQL Server 2016 into production. Continue Reading
Manage SQL Server Security
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Acing a SQL Server database audit starts with careful monitoring of how sensitive data is accessed and used so you can answer the top questions that auditors ask. Continue Reading
Managing SQL Server security doesn't need to be difficult. These four best practices from Microsoft MVP and author K. Brian Kelley can help DBAs keep databases secure. Continue Reading
The looming end of SQL Server 2008 extended support should spur database teams into action. Consider these four options to extend security updates or migrate your aging SQL Server systems. Continue Reading
Problem Solve SQL Server Security Issues
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SQL injection vulnerabilities put a system at risk and are often unknown to users. Discover how this web vulnerability works and how to prevent it with expert Kevin Beaver. Continue Reading
Microsoft Azure SQL Database compatibility problems disappeared in V12, clearing the path for a SQL database migration to the cloud. Here's how to make the move. 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