Database Recovery

4 Tips to Secure SQL Server Implementations in the Cloud

With more and more SQL Server implementations happening in the cloud, it is imperative to take measures to secure them. Those who are running the Enterprise edition of SQL Server on onsite servers, do not have too much to worry about, with features like Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management at their disposal. The problem is for those, who have their SQL installations over cloud. Securing SQL over cloud continues to be a problem troubling a lot of users. SQL Server is a...

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4 Best Practices to Avoid A SQL Injection Attack in SQL Server

In this article we look at certain best practices that companies can implement to avoid a SQL Injection attack on production database. One of the greatest threat a SQL Server instance will always have is that of a SQL Injections. SQL Injection is rogue SQL injected in a SQL database by hackers, for multiple reasons. A SQL injection modifies the code of the databases, giving the hacker access to the database, and allowing them to make changes, however they like. This is done primarily for...

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5 Key Drawbacks of Transparent Data Encryption in SQL Server

In this article we look at five key drawbacks associated with Transparent Data Encryption in SQL Server. One of the most helpful and underused, in-built feature for data protection in SQL Sever is the Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). This feature was introduced in the 2008 edition of SQL Server and has since helped SQL users a lot by protecting their data. TDE allows for protection of data when it is at rest. Meaning you do not have to be worried anymore about any one gaining access to the...

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