Between the legislation over the years (HIPAA, GLBA, GDPR, CCPA, etc.) and data breaches from large organizations that seem to pop-up in the news on a monthly basis, SQL Server database encryption is critical for our industry. SQL Server ships with a few options for a native encryption implementation (Column Level Encryption, Transparent Data Encryption, Data Masking, Always Encrypted), that all provide value in particular situations, but none of the options all seem to address all of the needs. What is the best way to encrypt our SQL Server data?
Security is often something people think about only after they have had a problem. Given that the average cost of a data breach is $3.92 million (SecurityIntelligence 2019) and ransomware attacks have increased 97% over the past 2 years (PhishMe 2019), the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach can clearly be catastrophic. Here […]
Learn how you can secure your TDE environment by separating your key from the server using Extensible Key Management.
Always Encrypted is a new security feature which was introduced in SQL Server 2016. Always Encrypted is a technology to ensure the data stored in a database remains encrypted at all times during SQL Server query processing. Always Encrypted allows clients to encrypt sensitive data, such as credit card numbers and national identification numbers, inside the […]
Learn how to load an external certificate into SQL Server to encrypt your backups.
While IT security seeks to protect physical assets like networked computers, databases, and servers, encryption is a must-have element in any security strategy – it protects the data that lives on and between those assets.