SQL Server Security Fundamentals
Securing your SQL Server environment is crucially important to protect sensitive data. SQL injection attacks, unauthorized access, and data breaches can put your organization at great risk. Proper security controls like authentication, authorization, and encryption help mitigate these threats. Implementing security best practices safeguards your databases against attack and avoids regulatory non-compliance.
Overview of the Course
This course covers core aspects of SQL Server security including authentication, authorization, encryption, principals, objects, and role-based security. Through 4 modules with demos, you’ll gain practical skills to lock down your SQL Server environment.
Module 1 – Getting Started with SQL Server Security
We begin by discussing the importance of database security and exploring key concepts like authentication, authorization, and encryption. You’ll see demos of securing database files with folder permissions and auditing login access.
Module 2 – Understanding Authentication and Authorization
Next, we dive into authentication and authorization in depth. You’ll learn how to create logins and users for authentication and map them together. For authorization, we cover permissions and demos of granting and revoking permissions.
Module 3 – Understanding Principals, Objects, and Role-Based Security
In module 3, you’ll discover SQL Server principals like logins, roles, users, and groups. We demo managing principals with roles and adding/removing principals from groups. You’ll also learn about certificates, asymmetric keys, and securing objects.
Module 4 – Encryption in SQL Server
Finally, we explore various encryption features in SQL Server. This covers cell-level encryption, transparent data encryption, encrypted backups, and Always Encrypted. The demos will help you implement encryption in your environment.
With the skills from this course, you’ll be able to securely configure SQL Server authentication, authorization, principals, objects and apply encryption. Secure your SQL Server now with this course!
You will need a Pluralsight subscription to watch this course. You can also watch this course by signing up for a free trial. Here is a link to the course – SQL Server Security Fundamentals.
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Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)