Securing SQL Server: Protecting Your Database from Attackers Paperback – 11 Mar 2011
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"Denny Cherry is what would happen if Bill Gates and AC/DC got together to create a sibling. He’s a bare-knuckles, no holds-barred technologist, and you can bet that if he tells you that something does or doesn’t work, he’s speaking from experience. Active in the community, his passion is sharing. You’ll enjoy this book."
-Buck Woody, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft
"Securing SQL Server is a must read for any architect or database administrator wanting to secure their SQL Servers. Given the sensitive data that SQL Servers could hold, it is vital that one understands the potential attacks and how to protect yourself from them. This is the book to help you understand."
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About the Author
Denny Cherry (MCSA, MCDBA, MCTS, MCITP, MCM) has been working with Microsoft technology for over 15 years starting with Windows 3.51 and SQL Server 6.5. In 2009, Denny was named as a Microsoft MVP for the Microsoft SQL Server product, and in 2011 Denny earned the Microsoft Certified Master certification for SQL Server 2008. Denny has written dozens of articles for a variety of websites as well as print magazines on a variety of subjects including SQL Server, Clustering, Storage Configuration, and SharePoint.
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It's easy to recommend this book for companies that store financial, medical, or personally identifiable data in their databases, but going beyond that, I think every company with a multi-DBA team should have a copy of this book on their bookshelf. A lot of my clients ask questions that are answered well in this book, and this book is way cheaper than a HIPAA/PCI/SOX audit.
The only issue I have, as well as others who have reviewed this book, is the editing/proofreading. There are many grammar and capitalization errors. The publisher/editor(s) should have taken a much better look over it. I got the 1st edition, so I'm not sure if they have been fixed in the 2nd edition.
Thanks for a great book that will definitely be readily available on my shelf!
You get a really good feel for the "What" and "Why" of security as well as the history along with where the industry is headed. It's not a beginner book but great for people in the admin side of SQL wanting to be that "Go-To" SQL security person. Wish I could give it 6 stars.
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