Expert SQL Server 2008 Encryption

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Apress, Oct 14, 2009 - Computers - 320 pages

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

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About the author (2009)

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.

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