by Ulf Mattsson - CTO Protegrity - Tuesday, 22 November 2005.
How do you protect privacy at the level of individual records in applications, databases, and file systems? As data resources become networked in more complex three tier e-business applications, their vulnerability to external attack grows. Although access control has been deployed as a security mechanism almost since the birth of server systems, many still look at data security as a problem to be addressed as the need arises – this is often after threats to the secrecy and integrity of data have occurred.
This paper outlines the different strategies for encrypting stored data so you can make the decision that is best to use in each different situation, for each individual field in your data store to be able to practically handle different security and operating requirements.
Download the paper in PDF format here