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Expert SQL Server 2008 Encryption
     

Expert SQL Server 2008 Encryption

by Michael Coles
 

Every day, organizations large and small fall victim to attacks on their data. Encryption provides a shield to help defend against intruders. Because of increasing pressure from government regulators, consumers, and the business community at large, the job descriptions of SQL DBAs and developers are expanding to include encryption. Expert SQL Server 2008

Overview

Every day, organizations large and small fall victim to attacks on their data. Encryption provides a shield to help defend against intruders. Because of increasing pressure from government regulators, consumers, and the business community at large, the job descriptions of SQL DBAs and developers are expanding to include encryption. Expert SQL Server 2008 Encryption will show you how to efficiently implement SQL Server 2008 encryption functionality and features to secure your organizational data.

  • Introduces encryption, guiding readers through its implementation in SQL Server
  • Demonstrates advanced techniques such as the use of hardware security modules
  • Covers all that a SQL Server database administrator needs to know about encryption

What you’ll learn

  • Take advantage of hardware security modules via extensible key management
  • Implement targeted encryption of individual columns
  • Secure an entire database at once with Transparent Data Encryption
  • Encrypt disk volumes using BitLocker encryption
  • Effectively design and manage encryption as part of your total security solution
  • Digitally sign documents stored in your database

Who this book is for

The audience for this book includes SQL Server DBAs, SQL developers, and .NET developers who want to take advantage of the powerful encryption functionality available in SQL Server 2008. The features of SQL Server 2008 provide a powerful set of tools to secure your most sensitive data, helping protect it from theft.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Encryption
  2. Encryption Key Management
  3. Symmetric Encryption
  4. Asymmetric Encryption
  5. Extensible Key Management
  6. Transparent Data Encryption
  7. Hashing
  8. SQL CLR Cryptography
  9. Indexing Encrypted Data
  10. Encrypting Connections to SQL Server 2008
  11. Regulatory Requirements

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430224648
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
10/14/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Coles has more than a decade's experience designing and administering SQL Server databases. A prolific writer of articles on all aspects of SQL Server, particularly on the expert use of T-SQL, he holds MCDBA and MCP certifications. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University in Georgia. A member of the United States Army Reserve, he was activated for two years following 9/11.

strongRodney Landrum/strong is a MCSE working as a systems engineer, database administrator, and data analyst for a software development company in Pensacola, Florida, that specializes in applications for the healthcare industry. He writes software reviews and feature articles for numerous magazines, including emWindows and .NET/em, emSQL Server/em, emConnected Home/em, emT-SQL Solutions/em, emMicrosoft Certified Professional/em, and emElectronic House/em.

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