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By Ron Ben Natan

This publication is ready database safeguard and auditing. you'll examine many equipment and strategies that may be worthwhile in securing, tracking and auditing database environments. It covers different subject matters that come with all elements of database safeguard and auditing - together with community defense for databases, authentication and authorization matters, hyperlinks and replication, database Trojans, and so forth. additionally, you will examine of vulnerabilities and assaults that exist inside quite a few database environments or which were used to assault databases (and that experience sincebeen fixed). those will usually be defined to an "internals" point. there are various sections which define the "anatomy of an assault" - ahead of delving into the main points of ways to strive against such an assault. both very important, you are going to know about the database auditing panorama - either from a enterprise and regulatory standards point of view in addition to from a technical implementation viewpoint.

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On UNIX this means 0750 or more restrictive. Remove default accounts that are not used. Remove the sample database and any other databases that are not needed. Check for default passwords. , and db2as. ) Enable password profiles (lockout and expiration). Never use CLIENT authentication. Use SERVER_ENCRYPT, DCE_ENCRYPT, or KRB_SERVER_ENCRYPT if possible. , the JDBC applet service and ports 6789 and 6790). Remove all permissions granted to PUBLIC. At the very least, revoke IMPLICIT_SCHEMA database authority from PUBLIC.

2 The security software landscape More than 700 security software companies deal with one aspect or another in the broad category of information security. It is impossible (not necessary and not very interesting) to review what these companies do and what they address. More interesting is to quickly look at a grouping of technology segments into layers—each layer securing the corporate entity from different threats. The glue that binds all of these layers is the corporate security policy that defines the rules, procedures, and processes that aim to protect against and respond to security threats.

Setup files may contain plain text and weakly encrypted credentials. They contain sensitive configuration information that has been logged during installation. iss in the MSSQL\Install (or MSSQL$\Install). Microsoft provides a free utility called killpwd that locates and removes these passwords from your system. Secure the sa account with a strong password. Remove all sample users and sample databases. Review all passwords. At the very least, check for null passwords using the following SQL: select name, password from syslogins where password is null.

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