Securing Your Environment

A long time ago, I attended a conference for the launch of Delphi 4, and someone in the audience asked a question that provoked me for years. When the Borland employee ran their demo for the Borland InterBase database management system and showed all of the marvelous features that it offered, one person asked what about security? The Borland employee returned a question: what is database security? Now that you know how old I am, I will further elaborate on why this question provoked me so much, for so long, and why you should think about it too.

Database security is a broad subject that involves not only keeping your data secure but also how you transmit it, how you store it, how you authenticate and authorize users ...

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