Right now someone is working extremely hard trying to steal customer data.
As a Database Administrator it is YOU who is responsible for safeguarding the data in your database environments.
Make no mistake, it is your Primary Responsibility as a DBA. Everything else, absolutely everything that you do in your role, is secondary to this need.
Within our community I’m becoming increasingly concerned that security has fallen from the forefront of peoples minds. Data Professionals just don’t seem to be giving security the attention that it deserves.
I’m not the only one who has been observing this worrying trend of late, with K. Brian Kelly blogging about the disturbing lack of security themed sessions announced for the upcoming SQL PASS Summit.
The threat to you, your company and your customers is very real. Just take a look at the Infographic below showing data breaches over the last 3 years:
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Why Security Must Have Your Attention
As Database Administrators, clearly there is a very real threat to the customer data in our care. There are some rather ambitious people out there who would like very much to get their hands on our SQL Server databases and their data.
Please ensure that you are taking adequate steps and measures to protect yourself from such threats, by giving security the attention and respect it deserves.
Plugging the Leak
I hope that this post encourages you to stop and think about the importance of SQL Server security in your environment.
As a community it is our responsibility to ensure security is a subject that remains at the forefront of our minds.
SQL Server Security Resources
Here are some SQL Server security resources for further reading: