A few months ago, I wrote about an often neglected aspect of security – physical security. In the post entitled Security – Don’t overlook the obvious!, I recounted the ease at which I completely and permanently wiped out a set of hard disks for a client. Notice I said “for a client”; I did this at their request, not because they were late with an invoice payment.
It’s more than physical
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But of course, there is much, much more to security than just the physical element. To be complete, you must consider other aspect such as VPNs, authentication & authorization, data encryption, intrusion detection, and service patches & hot fixes, to name but a few. And to be truly secure you must think outside the box, the SQL Server box that is, and consider security from a holistic perspective.
I was recently talking with a friend of mine who happens to be President of the Middle Tennessee Chapter fo the Information Systems Security Association, or ISSA for short. He reminded me of the upcoming InfoSec09 conference here in Nashville, September 17th at the Nashville Convention Center. If you’re interested in securing your database, network, applications, etc, considering attending this conference. For a list of sessions, visit the site.