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SQL Server Security Resources

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Security Resources for SQL Server

Introduction

As I work with a particular topic or problem, I often research on the Internet

different opinions, white papers, etc. Here is a list of resources that are located both

on SQL Server Central and other sites that I have found useful.

Online Resources

Recommended

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Security

A white paper on SQL Server security in a Windows 2000 domain model. Not sure how many of you are

actually running in this environment, but it is a well written book.

Highly RecommendedMicrosoft Security Bulletin SearchThe main search page for security bulletins. You can also register to receive these in email automatically.
Highly Recommended.Database Security Best PracticesA variety of topics on Administration, Architecture, and Troubleshooting.
Recommended.Security Best PracticesSlightly off topic, but a good list of best practices for your network. Peruse these at your leisure.
Recommended.SQLSecurity.comA nice site by Chip Andrews on SQL Server Security
N/AManaging Security - Chapter 7 of the SQL Server Administrator's CompanionThis is the chapter on security.
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C2 Evaluation for SQL Server 2000

This is the report from the NSA which documents the C2 features of SQL Server.

Bugs and Issues

Cluster issue when non-admin account used.
Remove NT admins from sa mapping.

Perspectives from those in the Industry

 SQL Server Encryption Best and Worst PracticesA look at encryption from a database tool vendor.
Worst Practice - Encrypting DataSteve Jones examines the point of view that encrypting data is a bad idea.
 Overview of SQL Server Security Model and Best PracticesA look at best practices from a SQL Server MVP.
SQL Server Security - Part 1Chris Kempster examines basic security for a SQL Server. This presents an overview of places where you can secure your server.
SQL Server Security - Part 2Chris Kempster examines basic security for a SQL Server. This continues the series with looking at passwords, encryption, roles, abd auditing.
SQL Server Security - Part 3This article looks at row level security, triggers, and other database security items.

Books

Conclusions

As always, I welcome feedback for this article (use the 'Your Opinion' tab below) and please take

the time to rate this article.

Steve Jones

©dkRanch.net March 2002


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