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  • Prevent Confidential Data at the Application Layer from getting into SQL Server
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  • Using Triggers to Mitigate Some SQL Injection Effects
  • Administrators
     
  • Assigning DBA Rights in SQL Server
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  • Can I stop a System Admin from enabling SQL Server xp_cmdshell?
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  • Different ways to secure the SQL Server SA Login
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  • Identify Local Administrators on a SQL Server box using PowerShell
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  • Secure and disable the SQL Server SA Account
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  • Security Issues with the SQL Server BUILTIN Administrators Group
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  • When not to use the sa password in SQL Server applications
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  • When was the last time the SQL Server sa password changed?
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  • Who is logging in as the sa login in SQL Server?
  • Application
     
  • ASP.NET Security for SQL Server
  • Auditing
     
  • Auditing Failed Logins in SQL Server
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  • Auditing SQL Server 2012 Server Roles
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  • Auditing SQL Server Password Age
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  • Auditing SQL Server Permissions and Roles for the Server
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  • Auditing SQL Server User and Role Permissions for Databases
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  • Auditing Windows Groups from SQL Server
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  • Automate collection and saving of failed logins for SQL Server
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  • How to Audit Login Changes on a SQL Server
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  • How to find out what SQL Server rights have been granted to the Public role
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  • Script to auto generate a security report for your SQL Server instance
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  • SQL Server Security Audit Report
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  • Tables and Views for Auditing SQL Server Logins
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  • Use Extended Events to Get More Information About failed SQL Server Login Attempts
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  • Using a Backup to Find SQL Server Security Changes
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  • What to Audit at the SQL Server Instance Level
  • Checklist
     
  • SQL Server Security Checklist
  • Cloud
     
  • Running SQL Server Databases in the Amazon Cloud: Q & A
  • Configuration
     
  • How to configure SSL encryption in SQL Server
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  • How to troubleshoot SSL encryption issues in SQL Server
  • Connectivity
     
  • How to Connect to a SQL Server Named Instance
  • Cross Database
     
  • Breaking ownership chaining within a schema in SQL Server
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  • Dynamic SQL and Ownership Chaining in SQL Server
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  • Options for cross database access within SQL Server
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  • Ownership chaining in SQL Server security feature or security risk
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  • Understanding Cross Database Ownership Chaining in SQL Server
  • Database
     
  • Database level permissions for SQL Server 2005 and 2008
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  • Giving and removing permissions in SQL Server
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  • Implicit Permissions Due to Ownership Chaining or Scopes in SQL Server
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  • SQL Server Database Guest User Account
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  • Windows Groups to Support SQL Server 2005 Application Security
  • Database Roles
     
  • Implicit Permissions Due to SQL Server Database Roles
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  • Nesting Database Roles in SQL Server
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  • Retrieving SQL Server Fixed Database Roles for Disaster Recovery
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  • The Power of the SQL Server Database Owner
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  • Understanding SQL Server fixed database roles
  • Encryption
     
  • How to Enable Secondary Decryption of SQL Server Symmetric Keys
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  • Securing and protecting SQL Server data, log and backup files with TDE
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  • SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) Performance Comparison
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  • Understanding the importance of key length with the SQL Server asymmetric encryption algorithms
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  • Understanding the SQL Server HASHBYTES hashing algorithms
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  • Understanding the SQL Server Symmetric Encryption Algorithms
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  • Using Views to Expose Encrypted Data in SQL Server
  • Extended Stored Procedure
     
  • Creating a SQL Server proxy account to run xp_cmdshell
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  • How do I secure a SQL Server extended stored procedure?
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  • Replace xp_cmdshell command line use with SQL Server Agent
  • File System
     
  • Accessing the Windows File System from SQL Server
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  • Auditing Critical Windows Files and Folders for SQL Server
  • Installation
     
  • SQL Server 2005 Installation Log File Security Vulnerabilities
  • Logins
     
  • Best Practices to Secure the SQL Server sa Account
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  • Grant User Access to All SQL Server Databases
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  • How to Create SQL Server Logins with PowerShell
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  • Map between SQL Server SIDs and Windows SIDs
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  • Prevent and Log Certain SQL Server Login Attempts
  • Network
     
  • Automated way to get all port information for SQL Server instances
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  • Configure Windows Firewall to Work with SQL Server
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  • Creating a Kerberos Delegation Table for SQL Server Access
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  • Get SQL Server SPN information for all servers using PowerShell
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  • Network communications mechanisms for SQL Server
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  • Protecting the SQL Server Backup folder
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  • Register a SPN for SQL Server Authentication with Kerberos
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  • Understanding When SQL Server Kerberos Delegation is Needed
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  • Using nmap to scan for SQL Servers on a network
  • Notifications
     
  • Get Alerts for Specific SQL Server Login Failed Events
  • Objects
     
  • Options for hiding SQL Server code
  • Passwords
     
  • Add a Salt with the SQL Server HASHBYTES Function
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  • Generating A Password in SQL Server with T-SQL from Random Characters
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  • Generating a Password in T-SQL from a Table of Words
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  • How to configure password enforcement options for standard SQL Server logins
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  • How to Unlock a SQL Login Without Resetting the Password
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  • Identify blank and weak passwords for SQL Server logins
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  • Tracking Login Password Changes in SQL Server
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  • Using PowerShell to Audit for Blank SA Passwords
  • Permissions
     
  • Blocking SQL Server db_datareader, db_datawriter, and db_owner Permissions
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  • Compare SQL permissions using SQL Server Data Tools
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  • Determining Permission Issues for a SQL Server Object
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  • Extend the REVERT statement using the WITH COOKIE clause in SQL Server
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  • Filtering SQL Server Columns Using Column Level Permissions
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  • Grant Truncate Table Permissions in SQL Server without ALTER Table
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  • Granting permission with the EXECUTE AS command in SQL Server
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  • How come I can create SQL Server objects but not access these objects
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  • How to Clone a SQL Server Login, Part 1 of 3
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  • How to Clone a SQL Server Login, Part 2 of 3
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  • How to Clone a SQL Server Login, Part 3 of 3
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  • How to use module signing for SQL Server security
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  • Identifying the Tie Between Logins and Users
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  • Implementing SQL Server Row and Cell Level Security
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  • Issues Determining an Individual SQL Server User's Permissions
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  • Retrieving SQL Server Permissions for Disaster Recovery
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  • SQL Server nested securable permissions
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  • Understanding and dealing with orphaned users in a SQL Server database
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  • Understanding GRANT, DENY, and REVOKE in SQL Server
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  • Understanding How A User Gets Database Access in SQL Server
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  • Verify the databases a SQL Server login can see - and why
  • Personally Identifiable Information
     
  • PCI Best Practices Guide for SQL Server DBAs
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  • SQL Server PCI DSS Security Patching Checklist
  • Processes
     
  • SQL Server separation of duties
  • Professional Development
     
  • Protect Confidential SQL Server Data Q and A
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  • SQL Server Security Community Questions on Windows, Server Level, Database, Roles and more
  • Schema
     
  • Default Schema for Windows Group in SQL Server
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  • Script to Set the SQL Server Database Default Schema For All Users
  • Scripts
     
  • Script to determine permissions in SQL Server 2005
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  • Script to Drop All Orphaned SQL Server Database Users
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  • Script to drop SQL Server login and all owned objects using PowerShell
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  • Script to move all objects to a new schema for SQL Server
  • Server
     
  • Hiding instances of SQL Server 2005
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  • How to check SQL Server Authentication Mode using T SQL and SSMS
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  • Identify SQL Server 2005 Standard Login Settings
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  • Potential Security Exploit Using CONTROL SERVER Permissions in SQL Server
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  • Server level permissions for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008
  • Server Roles
     
  • Creating a SQL Server 2012 User Defined Server Level Role
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  • Identifying SQL Server logins with overlapping server roles
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  • SQL Server User Defined Server Roles
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  • Understanding SQL Server fixed server roles
  • Service Accounts
     
  • How to Create Secure SQL Server Service Accounts
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  • How to determine service related privileges for Sql Server service account
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  • SQL Server Service Account Privileges
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  • Understanding how SQL Server handles Service Isolation
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  • Why System Account is a bad idea for SQL Server Service Account
  • System
     
  • Enabling xp_cmdshell in SQL Server 2005
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  • Extended Protection available in SQL Server 2008 R2
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  • How to eliminate SQL Server security issue caused by sp_replwritetovarbin
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  • New Security Catalog Views in SQL Server 2005 and SQL 2008
  • Tables
     
  • How to Setup Row Level Security for SQL Server
  • Tools
     
  • Discover and Protect Confidential SQL Server Data with GreenSQL
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  • Securing SQL Server with SQL Secure
  • Troubleshooting
     
  • Cannot make a role a member of itself error in SQL Server
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  • Correct the SQL Server Authentication Mode in the Windows Registry
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  • Get Back into SQL Server After You've Locked Yourself Out
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  • How to connect to SQL Server if you are completely locked out
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  • Recover access to a SQL Server instance
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  • Security issues when using aliased users in SQL Server
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  • SQL Server 7.0 to 2005 Security Vulnerabilities Could Allow Elevation of Login Privileges
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  • SQL Server Login Failure Error 18456, Severity 14, State 10
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  • SQL Server Login Issue With Default Database
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  • Steps to Drop an Orphan SQL Server User when it owns a Schema or Role
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  • Suspect SQL Server 2000 Database (Part 1 of 2)
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  • Unable to see a SQL Server table
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  • Why Can't I Set a Default SQL Server Schema for My Windows Group Login?
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  • Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file error
  • View
     
  • Filtering Columns in SQL Server Using Views
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  • Grant limited permissions to create SQL Server views in another schema Part 1
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  • Grant limited permissions to create SQL Server views in another schema Part 2
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