Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)

Stairway Level 2 : Restore a Backup of a TDE Database to Another Server

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In Level 1 of this Stairway, we discussed how to configure TDE in a user database using a Database Master Key and Certificate. In this level, we explain the steps for backing up and securing this certificate, as well as how to restore the database on another server instance. Backup the Certificate and Private Key […]

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2020-05-20

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Transparent Data Encryption Using Certificates and EKM - Level 1 of the Stairway to TDE

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Introduction Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is one of the key security features available in SQL Server from SQL Server 2008 onwards. Using this feature, the ‘data at rest’ in the physical files for the database, are protected from unauthorized access if the files are copied, or the physical media is stolen. TDE is available with […]

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2020-04-29

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6 steps to a more secure SQL database

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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 […]

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2019-10-07

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Key Rotation in TDE

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Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) has been around for a long time. It first appeared in SQL Server 2008, and after a rocky start with some bugs, it has become a regularly used feature for many organizations. While not perfect, it does provide some protection and auditors like to see physical protection features being used. It's […]

2019-08-29

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