M Edwards


Mark Joseph Edwards is a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and writes the weekly email newsletter Security UPDATE (http://www.windowsitpro.com/email). He is a network engineer and the author of Internet Security with Windows NT (29th Street Press).

SQL Server 7.0 SP1 and SP2 Expose Admin Password
According to Microsoft, SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and SP2 introduce a security risk.
Love Bug Spreads
Variations of the newly discovered Love Letter virus, a Visual Basic (VB)-based script that arrives with a message subject of "ILOVEYOU," are already spreading.
New Security Risks Reported
An advisory warns users about proper configuration to avoid a SQL Server 7.0 SA password compromise.
SQL Server 7.0 Linked Passwords
Reported problem with linked SQL Server 7.0 systems.
Risky Stored Procedures
Stored procedures
Securing a Web Site on SQL Server 6.5
When a Web site’s traffic begins to outweigh the Web server's ability to keep up with the incoming client requests, you need to upsize the Web server. Take advantage of the opportunity to build in security measures.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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