Chapter 26

Data Encryption

Introduction

In this chapter, we take a detailed look at data encryption and how it can be applied to protect SQL Server 2005 data. Currently, large data security breaches are occurring at an alarming rate. There has been a notable shift in cyber crime from intrusive denial of service (DoS) attacks to covert attacks targeting sensitive financial and personal data, often stored within databases. In response, several legislations/regulations have been released mandating that organizations implement adequate security controls that protect sensitive data. Some of these legislations dictate that security breaches ...

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