SQL Server 2012 continues the trend of providing more security and more flexible security to the SQL Server database environment. Several new enhancements have been added to SQL Server 2012 that add to the slew of security changes added to SQL Server 2005. The granularity of the permissions and the other security-related features covered in this chapter allow you to keep your SQL Server environment safe.
Chapter 18, “SQL Server Data Encryption,” looks at another aspect of SQL Server that helps secure your database environment. It covers encryption methods that can be implemented to further protect your data from unauthorized access.