Some time back I wrote about the new data classification features in Azure and SQL Server Management Studio. If you’ve done quite a bit of work classifying your data using the extended properties, guess what?
Monday morning comic 2018-05-28
It always seems that when I give a talk on performance there are 100+ people packed in the room but when it comes to security there’s 10 to 15 people. No one likes patches, unless you’re talking about a puppy named patches or something that’s not related to updates; yet, it’s so important that we all do them.
SSMS now has a vulnerability report
Security is an important and often overlooked function of technology. Don’t believe me? Go to a SQL conference and look how many people are listening to the perf tuning session vs the 3 people attending the security session.
How to classify your data for GDPR
The right to be forgotten. It’s a concept that sounds great for people who are concerned about their personal information (PII) but it’s a complex issue for developers and data professionals.
Not SQL: Taking a stand against scammers
If you’ve read my blog you’ll probably know that I don’t like our lack of forward thinking when it comes to phones. Spoofing is something that should not exist and if we all took a stand to make changes to phone technology then it simply couldn’t exist.
I once got a call from “Microsoft Tech Support” stating that my machine was infected and he wanted to access it to help me clean up the problem.
New SQL Server community tool
For those of us in the US, it’s our day of independence. A day that stands for FREEDOM and happiness. Fireworks will light up the sky tonight! For the rest of the world it’s another random day in July. But don’t worry everyone can celebrate “Free”dom with this new community tool.
I’ve spent the last couple years writing, improving, and using this tool at my customers. This health check now has more than 300 data points and even pulls out bad practice and concerns from your procs. As of today, I gift it to the community. #SQLFAMILY
Are my SQL logins weak?
Security is a vital component of data security. In today’s day and age it is imperative to think about security. Recently there have been many high profile examples of data theft. This is a very simple script which allows you to find any SQL Server authenticated accounts that have either a blank password or password that matches the user name and allow you to take action to remove the threat immediately.Read More »