SQL Server Security Fundamentals at Pluralsight

I’m delighted to announce the launch of my 51st course on Pluralsight – “SQL Server Security Fundamentals.” Creating this course was a fun and enriching experience, especially considering my extensive expertise in consulting with SQL Server. Working with clients who use SQL Server in various setups has given me valuable real-world insights into SQL Server Security and debugging practices. I feel truly amazing being able to share these learnings with everyone, and I hope this course will empower learners to enhance their SQL Server security skills and knowledge.

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)

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