After having a great opportunity to attend a Beta course for Hyper-V with Windows 2012 at Learning Tree, I decided to finally do what I have been planning to do for a while; build a fully working SQL Server Clustered Virtual Lab.
Tag Archives: sql security
Recently in the news an article circulated about a coordinated attack by a team of hackers known as Anonymous. Information about this incident is all over the internet here is one article with details RT News.
Part of that attack included deleting a database belonging to the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The details are not clear, but I wanted to write about what may have happened and how you can prevent it or recover from it in your own environment.
Listing server and database roles for all logins and users in SQL Server – Part 3 – Using SSRS Reports to Monitor and Fix security problems
Finally the epic conclusion to my three part series about listing server and database roles. In this post I will show you how to create SSRS report to use for regular tracking or auditing purposes. This is a much easier and cleaner way of looking at the data and you can provide it to other team members or even your manager.
I was approached with a unique problem to solve; find out who has what permissions on my Database Servers. This is the first post in a three part series about finding all user permissions on your SQL Server instance. The next posts will build upon this and introduce a way to use the same queries to get permissions from remote servers. In the final post, I will create a report that will nicely display the results of all those queries making it easy to audit and fix security problems. The granularity I’m going for is mapping logins/users to their corresponding roles at the instance and database level.