Securing SQL Server on Linux
Securing database workloads involves more than just configuring the database and a firewall, the operating system security is deeply involved. Linux has built-in security features that can be leveraged by SQL Server database admins to protect the entire environment. These include features around access control, advanced vulnerability analysis and patching, non-root container support, identity and key management, as well as cryptography and encryption. Most DBAs don’t realize that Microsoft has built SQL Server on Linux to leverage all of these features. In this talk, we’ll dive deeper into the interaction between SQL Server security and the security features of Linux and show you how to leverage Linux security features to architect hardened database environments. We also take a look at some specific live demos that show SQL Server interacting with these features.