Microsoft SQL Server Security

by CQURE Expert Mike Jankowski-Lorek, Ph.D.

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In the world of digital technology, data is the new currency. Cybercriminals use a variety of exploits to steal data from an organization’s servers, and one of the most common means of stealing data is by attacking Microsoft SQL Server database platforms.

Research shows that Microsoft SQL Server is most often used by companies that bring in an annual revenue of $1-10 million, making it a lucrative target for cyberattackers. 

In order to protect the database, system administrators need to know how Microsoft SQL Server can be discovered, attacked, and even abused when turned into “zombies”—a computer compromised by a hacker and used as a vehicle for attacking systems and data.

Today, you have the opportunity to learn a few of the best working strategies for safeguarding Microsoft SQL Server databases when you complete our advanced cybersecurity training: “Microsoft SQL Server Security.”

This short and intensive training is a recorded training extracted from our AWSC 2019 edition. In just a little over two hours, you’ll learn the advanced encryption and authentication techniques to secure the SQL Server database.

You don’t need to worry about exams or live class attendance—this Cyberbytes training does not have any attendance or completion certificate. Best of all, you are guaranteed to walk away with actionable insights you can implement right away to boost your career.

We highly recommend this advanced training to security administrators and any cybersecurity expert eager to develop their skill set and advance their career.

How is this training different?

Short and Intense

Time is precious, that’s why we squeezed the best from the topic into a format designed to feed you with knowledge in short time. Effective solution designed to maximize learning.

Level: Advanced

Going deep and straight to the advanced stuff. Expect a bit of steam coming out of your ears as we’ll be covering: MITM – with SSL, capturing SQL Server Passwords, SQL injection, Arp Spoofing (+ demo), capturing credentials demo, basics of instance and database security, cross database chaining demo.

Hands-on Training

The training is extensively hands-on as it has been designed by passionate practitioners and obsessive researchers from CQURE Team.

World-Class Experts

We’re bringing you our expert Mike Jankowski-Lorek, Ph.D. as your teacher.

Training Formula

Intense Deep-dive

New format for busy professionals that enables you to skill up in a specific area quickly.

Action Packed

You’ll learn about advanced encryption and authentication techniques to secure the SQL Server database.

Lifetime Access

You’ll get an unlimited access to all the materials.

Extra Materials

We’ve prepared slides and video recording for students to keep.

3 MS SQL Protection Demos Included

Seeing is understanding! This intensive and advanced CyberBytes training includes 3 demos covering arp spoofing, capturing credentials and cross database chaining.

Discount for Other Courses

By joining the training, you’ll automatically receive a 10% discount for any on-demand online course of your choice by CQURE Academy  to keep the learning momentum going for you. Spend it wisely!

Training Syllabus

Module 1

Microsoft SQL Server Security



Microsoft SQL Server is a common database that can be easily exploited, attacked, and used as a vehicle to attack other systems and data.

If you are a system administrator or cybersecurity expert with aspirations in this field, this training will equip you with advanced techniques to secure and defend every hierarchy of the SQL Server database.


Topics covered:

  1. MITM – with SSL, capturing SQL Server Passwords, SQL injection
  2. Arp Spoofing + demo
  3. Demo – capturing credentials
  4. Basics of instance and database security
  5. Demo – cross database chaining

Please note that this training is one of the modules of the Advanced Windows Security Course 2019. And it is recommended for cybersecurity specialists and requires familiarity with Windows Server and SQL Server 2016.

Your teacher

Michał Jankowski-Lorek, Ph.D.


Mike Jankowski-Lorek, Ph.D., is a Cloud Solutions & Machine Learning Expert at CQURE. He is data scientist, solution architect, developer and consultant.

Mike designs and implements solutions for Databases, data analysis and natural language processing. He is interested in Big data, High Availability and real-time analytics especially when combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence or NLP.

Mike has recently defended his PhD thesis in which he combined academic knowledge, professional experience and strong technical skills!

Holder of many IT certificates such as MCT, MCP and MCDBA.

Who Is It For

Intermediate to Advanced
Windows Security Professionals

If you want to level up in a specific area fast, this training is for you. We promise to challenge your ways of thinking and executing.

Cybersecurity Specialists

Recommended especially to Security Administrator, Database Administrator and also to any cybersecurity specialists familiar with Windows Server and SQL Server 2016.


Brave Newbies

If you are a newbie bear in mind that the training WILL NOT cover the basics — so it might be a bit challenging for you. The cool thing is that you will be granted lifetime access to the materials so you can learn the topic in your own pace whenever you want.


  • Access to 2-hour recorded practical lesson
  • Training materials to download
  • The virtual training covers: MITM – with SSL, capturing SQL Server Passwords, SQL injection, Arp Spoofing (+ demo), capturing credentials demo, basics of instance and database security, cross database chaining demo.
  • One year of access to video recording and training materials for you to keep and get back to whenever needed.

“Microsoft SQL Server Security”