I’m pleased to be able to announce that the 2nd edition of Securing SQL Server is going to be available soon. It’s just been made available for pre-order on Amazon.com. The second edition comes in at about 350 pages (according to Amazon, I don’t actually have a copy of it yet) while the first edition came in at about 270 pages so there has been a LOT of material added to the book.
While a lot of the new information is focused on SQL Server 2012, there is also a lot of new material which relates to older version of SQL Server including chapters on SQL Server Analysis Services and SQL Server Reporting Services, information on Instant File Initialization, EXECUTE AS, Database Firewalls, SAN Security, Actual Data Security (no idea how this got missed the first time around, but that’s to Brent Ozar for pointing it out).
As far as the SQL Server 2012 information you’ll find updated information about the SHA2 hashing algorithms, Securing AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Security and SQL Server Clustering, Security and Contained Databases and a lot more.
If you already have a copy of the 1st edition I encourage you to take a look at the second edition as well. I know that it’s really soon for a second edition of a book (the first edition just came out February 2011, but this new edition comes on the release of SQL Server 2012.
Hopefully you pre-order you copy today.
P.S. Yes this edition will be available for the Kindle as well, that takes a little time. As soon as I know that it’s been posted for the Kindle (usually happens a little after Amazon gets the physical books) I’ll post another announcement here.
P.P.S. If you visit my SecuringSQLServer.com site I’ve updated everything there for the new edition. You can always find the old edition listed on the Other Books page on that site or on the Books page on mrdenny.com.