SQL Server Security Concerns

A survey of SQL Server pros highlights the challenges posed to database security by such factors as insider threats, human error and poor patch deployment.

Only a third of SQL Server professionals polled in a recent survey say that personal identity information, such as Social Security and credit-card numbers, are encrypted in all of their databases. Another 25 percent say they aren't using encryption to protect the data at all.

Among its findings: While 20 percent of respondents say a data breach in their organization is either "inevitable" or "somewhat likely" during the next 12 months, a full two thirds describe such an event as "highly unlikely" or "somewhat unlikely."

Read the full survey report here


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