To understand how malicious actors can infiltrate SQL Server 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, a decrease in customer confidence, and a loss of revenue. Do not let your SQL Server environment become an infiltration story.
Beyond that, 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 show regulatory compliance. Let us face it: database administrators have a wide range of responsibilities.
On average, 5% of the time a database administrator spends 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. Such regulations include the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and frameworks like Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT). Get the coverage and functionality you need to protect your SQL Server environment from intrusion.
Read the 5-page whitepaper “Solutions to the Most Common Methods of SQL Server Intrusion” by Juan Rogers to learn more about how to deal with the most common methods of intrusion affecting SQL Server instances. Proactive management of your SQL Server permissions is the best way to prevent catastrophic activities. Establish the right security checks to your entire SQL Server environment.