As you move through this book you may notice that this book doesn’t gently flow from one topic to another like a lot of technical books.This is intentional asmany of the subjects covered in this book are going to be related, but separate fields of study. As you move through the various chapters in this book you’ll be able to secure a portion of your infrastructure. If you think about each chapter of the book as an independent project that you can take to your management the way that the book is structured may make a little more sense. My goal for this book, is that after reading it you’ll have the most secure database that you can have within your environment.
Our book starts from the outside looking in, with the most outside thing that can be controlled being your network design and firewalls. In larger shops this will be outside the realm of the database professional, but in smaller shops there may be a single person who is the developer, DBA, systems administrator.
There is a lot at stake for administrators taking care of servers, since they house sensitive data like credit cards, social security numbers, medical records, and much more. In Securing SQL Server you will learn about the potential attack vectors that can be used to break into your SQL Server database, and how to protect yourself from these attacks. Written by a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and MCM, you will learn how to properly secure your database, from both internal and external threats. Best practices and specific tricks employed by the author will also be revealed. Learn expert techniques to protect your SQL database environment.
Author Denny Cherry is a Microsoft MVP and MCM for his expertise in the SQL Server product
Learn expert techniques to protect your SQL database environment
Discover how to identify what an intruder accessed or damaged