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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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Loginless In Seattle

Identify orphaned Database Users and differentiate them from "Loginless" Database Users.  Read more...
By Orlando Colamatteo 2013/05/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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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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Securing SQL Server: Vulnerabilities You Might Not Have Considered

A short look at the vulnerabilities your data may be susceptible to outside of the database tables.   Read more...
By Ashvin Kamaraju 2013/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: encryption
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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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How to recover a SQL Server login password.

I will describe a simple method anyone can use to obtain lost password information for a SQL Server login.  Read more...
By Geoff Albin 2013/03/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: password cracking
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Stored Procedures and SQL Injection

Why do stored procedures help with security? In this piece, MVP Brian Kelley explains why SQL Injection and information gathering are hampered with stored procedures.  Read more...
By Brian Kelley 2013/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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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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SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Permissions

As you begin developing reports for deployment to a Report Server, what security considerations need to be taken into account in order to grant users access to run a report.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/10/31 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: reporting services (ssrs)
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Protecting the SQL Server Backup folder

I want to backup my SQL Server databases to a folder, but I want to minimize who has access to the folder. In other words, I want to make sure that members of the Windows Local Administrators group don't get to the backups without intentionally trying to bypass the security. How do I do that?   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/10/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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Database Security Survey

A database security survey for a CS student. If you can spare a few minutes, I know he'd appreciate it.   Read more...
By Press Release 2012/09/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: survey
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