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Auditing Matters

We might not be able to stop hacks, attacks, or issues with our databases, but knowing that they've occurred is important. Steve Jones notes that we might need auditing more than security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Security of Interconnected Systems

We are interconnecting more and more computer systems and applications all the time. Security becomes a problem when one of these systems hasn't been properly configured, secured, or coded. Steve Jones notes this is becoming a real problem.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Encrypt Everything

Yahoo recently announced they are encrypting their traffic between data centers. Steve Jones thinks we should encrypt all traffic.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/12/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Future of Auditing

Auditing is a weak point in SQL Server according to Steve Jones. He looks at a few of its flaws.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/12/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Cyberwar

Today Steve Jones talks about the prospect of cyberwar and the potential impacts on corporate systems. Perhaps we ought to be building better, more secure software.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Letting People Go Securely

Having employees leave your company is a reality of life. But how do you handle letting your IT workers go and protect your systems? Steve Jones isn't sure there is much you can do to prevent issues, but you can deal with them.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Challenges of Being Safe

Securing your data is a challenge. Steve Jones has a few comments no just how hard it can be to obfuscate your production data as you move it to development environments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Secure Programming

Writing secure programs is hard. Steve Jones has a few comments on what some of the issues are with training developers.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Lost in the Noise

Can a honeypot provide you with more security? It's an interesting idea from Steve Jones today that might help you detect, and respond, to security events.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Physical Security

The physical security of our systems might be a bigger problem in the future as more and more hackers are finding ways into secure areas.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/08/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Review Your Code

Steve Jones notes that SQL Injection is still a problem, and while it might be for some time to come, we should not be adding to the issues. Learn how to write secure code.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/08/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Password Ninjas

How do you keep track of passwords? A few experts out there share some of their techniques and Steve Jones adds his thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Hack Resistant?

Can we make a hack resistant database? A vendor claims this, but Steve Jones thinks it's not really a good claim to make and that we ought to make it our job to secure databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/07/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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More Data Security Issues

The state of data security is getting better in the US, according to the 2013 survey from Symmatec. However we still have issues.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Security of You

There is a lot of data out there that is specific to an individual, none more important perhaps than biometric data. Steve Jones writes a bit about the security implications involved in working with this data. (This editorial was originally published on Nov 10, 2008. It is being re-run as Steve is at SQL Bits.)  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/05/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Patch Wild, Wild West

Microsoft might be changing their patching process for applications. This has Steve Jones worried they may move towards an Apple/iOS like model, which would not be good for server systems.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/04/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Command Shell

This Friday Steve Jones talks about xp_cmdshell and the security regarding its use. Do you have any holes that might exist if administrators are allowed to use this tool on their instances?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/03/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Good Security Response

Evernote recently had a security incident and forced all users to reset their passwords. Many people thought this was a good response to a security incident. Would your company act in a similar manner?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/03/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Algorithm Secrecy is not Security

This week Steve Jones talks encryption and why you shouldn't be implementing anything you've invented.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Data We Don't Want

There's potentially an exploit that can download lots of data to a machine. This shouldn't be a concern for servers, but you never know.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/03/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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