Thursday, July 20, 2006

Closing down this blog

I've done more posting on the SQL Server Central side and I've decided to focus my efforts there. You can read my future blog posts at:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Chronology of Data Breaches Reported Since the ChoicePoint Incident

Found this link on one of the security mailing lists I peruse. You can find an archive of the original post here. Here is the link:

A Chronology of Data Breaches Reported Since the ChoicePoint Incident

This should be of interest to not only DBAs, but also system administrators, managers, HR personnel, etc. There are many ways data can be breached... it's not just an insecure database. Quite a few of these are equipment related (stolen backup tapes, stolen laptops, etc.) which underscore the human element. This is further reinforced by the incidents where fraudsters and scam artists have been to penetrate systems, usually through social engineering. Security isn't just a technology solution. It also has to include people solutions.

Microsoft Active Directory Webcasts

If you're looking for a single link to take you to the majority of the Microsoft webcasts on Active Directory, here you go:

http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/adaug.mspx

I say majority because I think there were one or two I didn't see (Active Directory Disaster Recovery part 2 of 2, for instance).

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

New Article: SQL Server 2005 Logins

I wrote a new article for SQL Server Central on SQL Server 2005 Logins. It covers the basics. This is the first in a series of articles on SQL Server 2005 security.