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Database Breaches: An Alarming Lack Of Preparedness
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Minuteman30
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Minuteman30,
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10/16/2016 | 8:53:42 PM
Re: When the database log is disabled, fire off a red flare
I agree, Charlie, this is the type of system event that all companies should laert on.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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10/12/2016 | 2:40:11 PM
When the database log is disabled, fire off a red flare
The disabling of server logs or database logs is such a warning sign of an intruder that I don't understand why all companies don't have an alerting system in place when such an event occurs. Granted an authorized administrator may be doing it legitimately, but why not check?
BillC941
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10/11/2016 | 9:28:02 AM
Good points
I would offer up you probably need to look for unusual sources using your API/Service accounts since nobody seems to reduce the priveleges on those accounts.

Furthermore I would strongly recommend monitoring changes to Store Procedure Calls especially the powerful ones like create a user or delete a user related.  That's my two cents based on the bad things I have observed over the years.

 

 


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