Security Resources for SQL Server
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.
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.
|Microsoft Security Bulletin Search
|The main search page for security bulletins. You can also register to receive these in email automatically.
|Database Security Best Practices
|A variety of topics on Administration, Architecture, and Troubleshooting.
|Security Best Practices
|Slightly off topic, but a good list of best practices for your network. Peruse these at your leisure.
|A nice site by Chip Andrews on SQL Server Security
|Managing Security - Chapter 7 of the SQL Server Administrator's Companion
|This is the chapter on security.
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 Practices
|A look at encryption from a database tool vendor.
|Worst Practice - Encrypting Data
|Steve Jones examines the point of view that encrypting data is a bad idea.
|Overview of SQL Server Security Model and Best Practices
|A look at best practices from a SQL Server MVP.
|SQL Server Security - Part 1
|Chris Kempster examines basic security for a SQL Server. This presents an overview of places where you can secure your server.
|SQL Server Security - Part 2
|Chris Kempster examines basic security for a SQL Server. This continues the series with looking at passwords, encryption, roles, abd auditing.
|SQL Server Security - Part 3
|This article looks at row level security, triggers, and other database security items.
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