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SQL Server Security Audit (Part 1) - Server Level Audit

Wednesday Aug 12th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

The first of this three part series on SQL Server Security Auditing focuses on the SQL Server itself and addressing any of its security vulnerabilities.

[From SQL Server Performance]

Although security is a major component of database administration, it is sometimes overlooked in favour of convenience. User accounts are given elevated permissions to save time, patches and hot-fixes are not applied timely and best practices are often not followed. Over time, the server becomes vulnerable to potential breaches of security.

The article continues at http://www.sql-server-performance.com/articles/audit/security_audit_server_level_p1.aspx

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