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Beginning Apache Cassandra Development by Vivek Mishra

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CHAPTER 4

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Cassandra Data Security

Database security means protecting sensitive data and database applications from unauthorized access. Scalability and high availability of data are definitely good things to have, but so is data security! For example, financial and other public industries require scalable, highly available, and secured databases. That said, organizations of many kinds, and especially financial and governmental ones, prioritize security.

Since Cassandra 1.2.2 onward, we can secure data with Cassandra in two ways, access control and encryption. Authorization and authentication support is available with Cassandra.

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