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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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Serious Security

The password issue has Steve Jones concerned. So many of us that use computing devices don't do a good job of securing our information.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Statistical Protection

Statistical databases contain lots of information that can be used in a variety of ways, but it can also be abused. Steve Jones talks about some of the problems and potential solutions.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The $50,000 Laptop

The average value of a lost laptop has been found to be much more than you might expect. Steve Jones talks about a recent study.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Regulators, Mount Up

If you are bound by HIPAA regulations, you may have more auditing in your future. If you're not, perhaps you should still pay attention to the criteria being used for auditing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/11/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Password Insecurities

Tony Davis argues that the Standards and best practices exist to avoid being hacked, but implementing them requires time and investment and often there simply doesn't seem to be the will to do it.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2012/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Unprotected Queries

There are over half a million database servers out on the Internet without protection. How can this happen?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rewrite the Coding Rules

If we rewrite the coding rules, will software be more secure? Steve Jones thinks it might and that we should be constantly looking to change the techniques, patterns, and skills we have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/09/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Worms

Worms have been around a long time in computer systems. However changes in the global policies of governments and the possible retaliation for cyber warfare should have DBAs concerned.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/09/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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