How can you prevent SQL Server intrusions?

by Jul 29, 2020

Understanding how SQL Server can be infiltrated is the key to understanding how to prevent intrusions. The consequences for inadequate permissions are tremendous. Organizations could incur data breaches, fines, loss of customers, decrease in customer confidence, and loss of revenue. Do not let your SQL Server environment become an infiltration story. Proactive management of your SQL Server permissions is the best way to prevent catastrophic activities.

Database administrators need to monitor and audit the activity on their SQL Server environment. Track the actions of privileged users, alert database administrators for any suspicious issues, and generate reports to demonstrate regulatory compliance. Let us face it: database administrators have a wide range of responsibilities. On average, some 5% of the time  of a database administrator is spent on security planning and implementation. Database administrators must have the right tools to enable them to work smarter, manage the environment more efficiently, and comply with regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and frameworks like Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT).

Read the 5-page whitepaper “Solutions to the Most Common Methods of SQL Server Intrusion to learn how to establish the right security checks to your entire SQL Server environment. Better understand SQL injection, database permissions, default logins, logins with blank passwords, and privileged user access. Get the coverage and functionality you need to protect your SQL Server environment from intrusion.

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The presenter, Juan Rogers, was the product manager and evangelist of IDERA's security and compliance product portfolio.