CHAPTER 3

Data Security: Protecting Your Information

Data is the foundation on which businesses are built. Businesses continually generate data on customers, employees, suppliers, partners, or systems via transactions, automatic logging, and aggregating historical data for analysis, rarely discarding anything along the way. In fact, the information a company or organization generates, analyzes, and processes is one of its most valuable resources. As technologies advance and we can evaluate more and more structured (i.e., data stored in databases) and unstructured (i.e., documents and streaming feeds) data, protecting it becomes even more critical.

The data environment consists of a Database Management System (DBMS) that resides on a server or ...

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