Whether you’re running Microsoft’s SQL Server (soon to run on Linux) or the open source MySQL, you need to lockdown your databases to keep your data private and secure. These 11 steps will guide you through some of the basic principles of database security and how to implement them. Combined with a hardened web server configuration, a secure database server will keep an application from becoming an entry point into your network and keep your data from ending up dumped on the internet.
As Redmond's flagship RDBMS solution, SQL Server provides the underlying data platform for a broad range of Microsoft enterprise solutions— from Sharepoint to BizTalk Server. This, of course, makes bolstering SQL Server security a critical necessity for protecting MS-centric infrastructures against attackers. To this end, the following are 11 ways to harden MS SQL Server 2008 security.
We recently spoke with Amy Berman, Security Strategic Operations Lead at MongoDB about the role of security champions at her organization. For those new to the concept, security champions are developers that have an interest in security and can facilitate collaboration between development and security teams.
It’s well known that we just don’t put services or devices on the edge of the Internet without strong purpose justification. Services, whether maintained by end-users or administrators, have a ton of security challenges. Databases belong to a group that often needs direct access to the Internet - no doubt that security requirements are a priority here.
In today’s world where digital data is increasing exponentially by the day, the administration and querying of that data are also becoming more and more complex. This huge amount of data is stored in the form of collections within a database. However, in order to create, read, update or delete that data, the database administrators needed the ability to query the database.