SQL server is the most widely-used database platform in the world, and a large percentage of these databases are not properly secured, exposing sensitive customer and business data to attack. In Securing SQL Server, Third Edition, you will learn about the potential attack vectors that can be used to break into SQL server databases as well as how to protect databases from these attacks. In this book, Denny Cherry - a Microsoft SQL MVP and one of the biggest names in SQL server - will teach you how to properly secure an SQL server database from internal and external threats using best practices as well as specific tricks that the author employs in his role as a consultant for some of the largest SQL server deployments in the world. Fully updated to cover the latest technology in SQL Server 2014, this new edition walks you through how to secure new features of the 2014 release. New topics in the book include vLANs, setting up RRAS, anti-virus installs, key management, moving from plaintext to encrypted values in an existing application, securing Analysis Services Objects, Managed Service Accounts, OS rights needed by the DBA, SQL Agent Security, Table Permissions, Views, Stored Procedures, Functions, Service Broker Objects, and much more. Presents hands-on techniques for protecting your SQL Server database from intrusion and attack Provides the most in-depth coverage of all aspects of SQL Server database security, including a wealth of new material on Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Explains how to set up your database securely, how to determine when someone tries to break in, what the intruder has accessed or damaged, and how to respond and mitigate damage if an intrusion occurs.
Author: Peter A. Carter
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Protect your data from attack by using SQL Server technologies to implement a defense-in-depth strategy, performing threat analysis, and encrypting sensitive data as a last line of defense against compromise. The multi-layered approach in this book helps ensure that a single breach doesn't lead to loss or compromise of your data that is confidential and important to the business. Database professionals in today's world deal increasingly often with repeated data attacks against high-profile organizations and sensitive data. It is more important than ever to keep your company’s data secure. Securing SQL Server demonstrates how administrators and developers can both play their part in the protection of a SQL Server environment. This book provides a comprehensive technical guide to the security model, and to encryption within SQL Server, including coverage of the latest security technologies such as Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, and Row Level Security. Most importantly, the book gives practical advice and engaging examples on how to defend your data -- and ultimately your job! -- against attack and compromise. Covers the latest security technologies, including Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, and Row Level Security Promotes security best-practice and strategies for defense-in-depth of business-critical database assets Gives advice on performing threat analysis and reducing the attack surface that your database presents to the outside world What You Will Learn Perform threat analysis Implement access level control and data encryption Avoid non-reputability by implementing comprehensive auditing Use security metadata to ensure your security policies are enforced Apply the latest SQL Server technologies to increase data security Mitigate the risk of credentials being stolen Who This Book Is For SQL Server database administrators who need to understand and counteract the threat of attacks against their company’s data. The book is also of interest to database administrators of other platforms, as several of the attack techniques are easily generalized beyond SQL Server and to other database brands.
SQL Server is the dominant relational database in the Windows market and data security is a huge and growing concern for all businesses. Securing SQL Server is one of the most important responsibilities of the SQL Server professional. SQL Server Distilled, Second Edition is a very carefully researched, clearly explained book on securing SQL Server, by an author who knows SQL Server inside and out. If you follow the practical guidelines that are clearly set out in this book, then you stand a very good chance of making sure that the data stored in your database is secure and that the conversation between your applications and the database is secure (preventing SQL injection attacks, etc.). For example, any database administrator who implemented the security precautions detailed in the book would not have been affected by the infamous Slammer virus. This second edition offers practical advice on how to implement good practices that will ward off future viruses before they are even created, and it contains new content that reflects all updates to SQL Server's security mechanisms. Table of Contents A Security Roadmap Authenticating Logins Database Security in SQL Server 6.5 Database Security in SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 Securing Data on the Network Designing Security for Applications Securing Data Transformation Services Replication Security Managing Security for SQL Server CE
Author: David Litchfield
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2003-10-15
Addresses SQL Server vulnerabilities and provides security solutions. Covers installation, administration, and programming--plus security issues such as authentication, encryption, intrusion detection, and more. Written for IT professionals administering or programming any SQL Server-based application--includes coverage of SQL Server 7, SQL Server 2000, and SQL Server (Yukon).
Implement and administer successful database solution with SQL Server 2017 About This Book Master the required skills to successfully set up, administer, and maintain your SQL Server 2017 database solution Design and configure, manage, and secure a rock-solid SQL server Comprehensive guide in keeping your SQL server disaster proof and all-time availability Who This Book Is For This book targets database administrators with an interest in SQL Server 2017 administration. Readers are expected to have some experience with previous SQL Server versions. What You Will Learn Learn about the new features of SQL Server 2017 and how to implement them Build a stable and fast SQL Server environment Fix performance issues by optimizing queries and making use of indexes Perform a health check of an existing troublesome database environment Design and use an optimal database management strategy Implement efficient backup and recovery techniques in-line with security policies Combine SQL Server 2017 and Azure and manage your solution by various automation techniques Perform data migration, cluster upgradation and server consolidation In Detail Take advantage of the real power of SQL Server 2017 with all its new features, in addition to covering core database administration tasks. This book will give you a competitive advantage by helping you quickly learn how to design, manage, and secure your database solution. You will learn how to set up your SQL Server and configure new (and existing) environments for optimal use. After covering the designing aspect, the book delves into performance-tuning aspects by teaching you how to effectively use indexes. The book will also teach you about certain choices that need to be made about backups and how to implement a rock-solid security policy and keep your environment healthy. Finally, you will learn about the techniques you should use when things go wrong, and other important topics - such as migration, upgrading, and consolidation - are covered in detail. Integration with Azure is also covered in depth. Whether you are an administrator or thinking about entering the field, this book will provide you with all the skills you need to successfully create, design, and deploy databases using SQL Server 2017. Style and approach A comprehensive guide for database professionals, covering a wide range of topics from installation, maintenance, and configuration to managing systems for operational efficiency and high availability; best practices for maintaining a highly reliable database solution are also supplied from industry experts.
Author: Ron Ben Natan
Release Date: 2005-05-20
This book is about database security and auditing. You will learn many methods and techniques that will be helpful in securing, monitoring and auditing database environments. It covers diverse topics that include all aspects of database security and auditing - including network security for databases, authentication and authorization issues, links and replication, database Trojans, etc. You will also learn of vulnerabilities and attacks that exist within various database environments or that have been used to attack databases (and that have since been fixed). These will often be explained to an “internals level. There are many sections which outline the “anatomy of an attack – before delving into the details of how to combat such an attack. Equally important, you will learn about the database auditing landscape – both from a business and regulatory requirements perspective as well as from a technical implementation perspective. * Useful to the database administrator and/or security administrator - regardless of the precise database vendor (or vendors) that you are using within your organization. * Has a large number of examples - examples that pertain to Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase and even MySQL.. * Many of the techniques you will see in this book will never be described in a manual or a book that is devoted to a certain database product. * Addressing complex issues must take into account more than just the database and focusing on capabilities that are provided only by the database vendor is not always enough. This book offers a broader view of the database environment - which is not dependent on the database platform - a view that is important to ensure good database security.
Recent corporate events have exposed the frequency and consequences of poor system security implementations and inadequate protection of private information. In a world of increasingly complex computing environments, myriad compliance regulations and the soaring costs of security breaches, it is economically essential for companies to become proactive in implementing effective system and data security measures. This volume is a comprehensive reference for understanding security risks, mitigations and best practices as they apply to the various components of these business-critical computing environments. HP NonStop Servers are used by Financial, Medical, Manufacturing enterprises where there can be no down time. Securing HP NonStop Servers in an Open Systems World: OSS, TCP/IP, and SQL takes a wide angle view of NonStop Server use. This book addresses protection of the Open Systems Services environment, network interfaces including TCP/IP and standard SQL databases. It lays out a roadmap of changes since our first book HP has made to Safeguard, elaborating on the advantages and disadvantages of implementing each new version. Even the security aspects of managing Operating System upgrades are given attention. Auditors, security policy makers, information security administrators and system managers will find the practical information they need for putting security principles into practice to meet industry standards as well as compliance regulations. * Addresses security issues in Open Systems Services * Critical security topics for network interfaces TCP/IP, SQL, etc. * Updates to safeguard thru since publication of XYPRO's last book
The perfect book for multi-tasked IT managers responsible for securing the latest version of SQL Server 2005. SQL Server is the perfect product for the How to Cheat series. It is an ambitious product that, for the average SysAdmin, will present a difficult migration path from earlier versions and a vexing number of new features. How to Cheat promises help in order to get SQL Server secured as quickly and safely as possible. Provides the multi-tasked Sys Admin with the essential information needed to perform the daily tasks Covers SQL Server 2005, which is a massive product with significant challenges for IT managers Emphasizes best-practice security measures
Bring the performance and security of SQL Server to Linux About This Book Design and administer your SQL Server solution on the open source Linux platform Install, configure, and fine-tune your database application for maximum performance An easy-to-follow guide teaching you how to implement various SQL Server CTP 2.x offerings on Linux—from installation to administration Who This Book Is For This book is for the Linux users who want to learn SQL Server on their favorite Linux distributions. It is not important if you are experienced database user or a beginner as we are starting from scratch. However, it is recommended that you have basic knowledge about relational models. More advanced readers can pick the chapters of their interest and study specific topics immediately. Users from Windows platform can also benefit from this book to expand their frontiers and become equally efficient on both platforms. What You Will Learn Install and set up SQL Server CTP 2.x on Linux Create and work with database objects using SQL Server on Linux Configure and administer SQL Server on Linux-based systems Create and restore database back-ups Protect sensitive data using the built-in cryptographic features Optimize query execution using indexes Improve query execution time by more than 10x using in-memory OLTP Track row-versioning using temporal tables In Detail Microsoft's launch of SQL Server on Linux has made SQL Server a truly versatile platform across different operating systems and data-types, both on-premise and on-cloud. This book is your handy guide to setting up and implementing your SQL Server solution on the open source Linux platform. You will start by understanding how SQL Server can be installed on supported and unsupported Linux distributions. Then you will brush up your SQL Server skills by creating and querying database objects and implementing basic administration tasks to support business continuity, including security and performance optimization. This book will also take you beyond the basics and highlight some advanced topics such as in-memory OLTP and temporal tables. By the end of this book, you will be able to recognize and utilize the full potential of setting up an efficient SQL Server database solution in your Linux environment. Style and approach This book follows a step-by-step approach to teach readers the concepts of SQL Server on Linux using the bash command line and SQL programming language trough examples which can easily be adapted and applied in your own solutions.
Author: William Assaf
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Conquer SQL Server 2017 administration—from the inside out Dive into SQL Server 2017 administration—and really put your SQL Server DBA expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds—all you need to plan, implement, manage, and secure SQL Server 2017 in any production environment: on-premises, cloud, or hybrid. Four SQL Server experts offer a complete tour of DBA capabilities available in SQL Server 2017 Database Engine, SQL Server Data Tools, SQL Server Management Studio, and via PowerShell. Discover how experts tackle today’s essential tasks—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. • Install, customize, and use SQL Server 2017’s key administration and development tools • Manage memory, storage, clustering, virtualization, and other components • Architect and implement database infrastructure, including IaaS, Azure SQL, and hybrid cloud configurations • Provision SQL Server and Azure SQL databases • Secure SQL Server via encryption, row-level security, and data masking • Safeguard Azure SQL databases using platform threat protection, firewalling, and auditing • Establish SQL Server IaaS network security groups and user-defined routes • Administer SQL Server user security and permissions • Efficiently design tables using keys, data types, columns, partitioning, and views • Utilize BLOBs and external, temporal, and memory-optimized tables • Master powerful optimization techniques involving concurrency, indexing, parallelism, and execution plans • Plan, deploy, and perform disaster recovery in traditional, cloud, and hybrid environments For Experienced SQL Server Administrators and Other Database Professionals • Your role: Intermediate-to-advanced level SQL Server database administrator, architect, developer, or performance tuning expert • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of database administration procedures
With Microsoft SQL Server 2016, a variety of new features and enhancements to the data platform deliver breakthrough performance, advanced security, and richer, integrated reporting and analytics capabilities. In this ebook, we introduce new security features: Always Encrypted, Row-Level Security, and dynamic data masking; discuss enhancements that enable you to better manage performance and storage: TemDB configuration, query store, and Stretch Database; review several improvements to Reporting Services; and also describe AlwaysOn Availability Groups, tabular enhancements, and R integration.
"This book holds the key to 'encryption without fear'. In it, John Magnabosco sweeps away some of the misconceptions surrounding SQL Server's encryption technologies, and demonstrates that, when properly planned and implemented, they are an essential tool in the DBA's fight to safeguard sensitive data"--Resource description p.