Securing SQL Server

DBAs Defending the Database

Author: Peter A. Carter

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484241614

Category: Computers

Page: 349

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Protect your data from attack by using SQL Server technologies to implement a defense-in-depth strategy for your database enterprise. This new edition covers threat analysis, common attacks and countermeasures, and provides an introduction to compliance that is useful for meeting regulatory requirements such as the GDPR. The multi-layered approach in this book helps ensure that a single breach does not lead to loss or compromise of confidential, or business sensitive data. Database professionals in today’s world deal increasingly 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 developers, administrators and architects can all play their part in the protection of their company’s SQL Server enterprise. This book not only provides a comprehensive guide to implementing the security model in SQL Server, including coverage of technologies such as Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, and Row Level Security, but also looks at common forms of attack against databases, such as SQL Injection and backup theft, with clear, concise examples of how to implement countermeasures against these specific scenarios. Most importantly, this book gives practical advice and engaging examples of how to defend your data, and ultimately your job, against attack and compromise. What You'll 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 Mitigate the risk of credentials being stolen Put countermeasures in place against common forms of attack Who This Book Is For Database administrators who need to understand and counteract the threat of attacks against their company’s data, and useful for SQL developers and architects
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SQL Server AlwaysOn Revealed

Author: Peter A. Carter

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484223977

Category: Computers

Page: 212

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Get a fast start to using AlwaysOn, the SQL Server solution to high-availability and disaster recovery. This second edition is newly-updated to cover the 2016 editions of both SQL Server and Windows Server. Also in this edition is all-new content on troubleshooting and metadata. The book provides a solid and accurate understanding of how to implement systems requiring consistent and continuous uptime, as well as how to troubleshoot those systems in order to keep them running an reliable. Begin with an introduction to high-availability and disaster recovery concepts such as Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), availability levels, and the cost of downtime. Then move into detailed coverage of implementing and configuring the AlwaysOn feature set in order to meet the business objectives set by your organization. SQL Server AlwaysOn Revealed offers real-world advice on how to build and configure the most appropriate topology to meet the high-availability and disaster recovery requirements you are faced with. Content includes strong coverage on implementing clusters, on building AlwaysOn failover clustered instances, and on configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This is a practical and hand-on book to get you started quickly in using one of the most talked-about SQL Server feature sets. Teaches you to build HA and DR solutions using the AlwaysOn feature set Provides real-world advice on configuration and performance considerations Demonstrates administrative techniques for the AlwaysOn feature set What You Will Learn Understand high availability and disaster recovery in SQL Server 2016 Build and configure a Windows Cluster Create and configure an AlwaysOn failover clustered instance Implement AlwaysOn Availability Groups and appropriately configure them Administer AlwaysOn technologies post implementation Troubleshoot and resolve problems with misbehaving systems Who This Book Is For Database administrators interested in growing their knowledge and skills in Microsoft SQL Server’s high-availability and disaster recovery feature set.
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The database hacker's handbook

defending database servers

Author: David Litchfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780764578014

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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Provides information on ways to break into and defend seven database servers, covering such topics as identifying vulernabilities, how an attack is carried out, and how to stop an attack.
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Implementing Database Security and Auditing

Author: Ron Ben Natan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080470641

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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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.
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Securing SQL Server

Protecting Your Database from Attackers

Author: Denny Cherry

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128013753

Category: Computers

Page: 462

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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.
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Expert SQL Server 2008 Encryption

Author: Michael Coles,Rodney Landrum

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430233656

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Every day, organizations large and small fall victim to attacks on their data. Encryption provides a shield to help defend against intruders. Because of increasing pressure from government regulators, consumers, and the business community at large, the job descriptions of SQL DBAs and developers are expanding to include encryption. Expert SQL Server 2008 Encryption will show you how to efficiently implement SQL Server 2008 encryption functionality and features to secure your organizational data. Introduces encryption, guiding readers through its implementation in SQL Server Demonstrates advanced techniques such as the use of hardware security modules Covers all that a SQL Server database administrator needs to know about encryption
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SQL Server 2017 Developer’s Guide

A professional guide to designing and developing enterprise database applications

Author: William Durkin,Miloš Radivojević,Dejan Sarka

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788479939

Category: Computers

Page: 816

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Build smarter and efficient database application systems for your organization with SQL Server 2017 Key Features Build database applications by using the development features of SQL Server 2017 Work with temporal tables to get information stored in a table at any time Use adaptive querying to enhance the performance of your queries Book Description Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is the next big step in the data platform history of Microsoft as it brings in the power of R and Python for machine learning and containerization-based deployment on Windows and Linux. Compared to its predecessor, SQL Server 2017 has evolved into Machine Learning with R services for statistical analysis and Python packages for analytical processing. This book prepares you for more advanced topics by starting with a quick introduction to SQL Server 2017’s new features and a recapitulation of the possibilities you may have already explored with previous versions of SQL Server. The next part introduces you to enhancements in the Transact-SQL language and new database engine capabilities and then switches to a completely new technology inside SQL Server: JSON support. We also take a look at the Stretch database, security enhancements, and temporal tables. Furthermore, the book focuses on implementing advanced topics, including Query Store, columnstore indexes, and In-Memory OLTP. Towards the end of the book, you’ll be introduced to R and how to use the R language with Transact-SQL for data exploration and analysis. You’ll also learn to integrate Python code in SQL Server and graph database implementations along with deployment options on Linux and SQL Server in containers for development and testing. By the end of this book, you will have the required information to design efficient, high-performance database applications without any hassle. What you will learn Explore the new development features introduced in SQL Server 2017 Identify opportunities for In-Memory OLTP technology Use columnstore indexes to get storage and performance improvements Exchange JSON data between applications and SQL Server Use the new security features to encrypt or mask the data Control the access to the data on the row levels Discover the potential of R and Python integration Model complex relationships with the graph databases in SQL Server 2017 Who this book is for Database developers and solution architects looking to design efficient database applications using SQL Server 2017 will find this book very useful. In addition, this book will be valuable to advanced analysis practitioners and business intelligence developers. Database consultants dealing with performance tuning will get a lot of useful information from this book as well. Some basic understanding of database concepts and T-SQL is required to get the best out of this book.
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SQL Server Security

Author: David Litchfield

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0072230320

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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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).
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Database Security

Author: Alfred Basta,Melissa Zgola

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435453905

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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As a society that relies on technology to thrive, we face a growing number of potentially catastrophic threats to network security daily. DATABASE SECURITY delivers the know-how and skills that today's professionals must have to protect their company's technology infrastructures, intellectual property, and future prosperity. From database installation and testing to auditing and SQL Injection, this text delves into the essential processes and protocols required to prevent intrusions, and supports each topic with real-world examples that help future IT professionals understand their critical responsibilities. Unlike most texts on database security, which take a computer scientist's analytical approach, Database Security focuses on implementation, and was written expressly for the expanding field of Information Technology careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Oracle Hacker's Handbook

Hacking and Defending Oracle

Author: David Litchfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470133708

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 8875

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David Litchfield has devoted years to relentlessly searching out the flaws in the Oracle database system and creating defenses against them. Now he offers you his complete arsenal to assess and defend your own Oracle systems. This in-depth guide explores every technique and tool used by black hat hackers to invade and compromise Oracle and then it shows you how to find the weak spots and defend them. Without that knowledge, you have little chance of keeping your databases truly secure.
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