CIS Benchmarks – A Guide to SQL Server Security
Ever wonder where your auditors come up with the security settings they look for in your environment? One of their sources is the CIS (Center for Internet Security) Security Benchmarks. This session will introduce you to the current CIS SQL Server Security Benchmarks and the recommendations they contain. Then, I’ll show you an easy way to setup your own validation checks using SQL Server’s Policy Based Management feature. Lastly, you’ll learn how you can be part of the CIS Community input. So, bring your current security setting checklist to see if you’ve missed anything or to propose changes in future CIS Security Benchmarks.
Nancy Hidy Wilson has worked with Microsoft SQL Server since 1994. She has led the Houston Area SQL Server User Group (HASSUG) since 2001. Nancy’s focus for the past several years has been on providing standardized installation, configuration, and management of SQL Server for the global enterprise environment. Nancy has been a volunteer editor on the CIS SQL Server Benchmark team for the past 2 years. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Baylor University.
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