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Database Systems: Concepts, Design and Applications by S. K. Singh

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14.1. Introduction

Database security is an important issue in database management because of the sensitivity and importance of data and information of an organisation. The data stored in a DBMS is often vital to the business interests of the organisation and is regarded as a corporate asset. Thus, a database represents an essential resource of an organisation that should be properly secured. The database environment is becoming more and more complex with the growing popularity and use of distributed databases with client/server architectures as compared to the mainframes. The access to the database has become more open through the Internets and corporate intranets. As a result, managing database security effectively has also become more difficult ...

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