Hot answers tagged security
You DB should probably not be publicly accessible, unless it really has to be. You can make DB accessible only to localhost, which would allow your web server to talk to it and you can use it over SSH or Remote Desktop or what have you. You'll want to watch out for brute-force attempts on your logins. I'm not sure what the Windows equivalent of Fail2Ban is, ...
Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible