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Securing SQL Server on Linux

Louis Imershein

Securing database workloads involves more than just configuring the database and a firewall, the operating system security is deeply involved. Linux has several security features that can be leveraged to protect SQL Server environments. These include features around access control, patch management, container and kubernetes privileges, identity and certificate management, and cryptography. Most SQL Server professionals 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 features of Linux and show you how to leverage Linux security to harden your database environment. We’ll demonstrate the tasks associated with setting up and managing a production environment that leverages many of these capabilities.

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