Book Review: SQL Server Security Distilled

Monday, 30 December 2002, 9:52 PM EST

Securing SQL Server is one of the most important responsibilities of the SQL Server professional. Ensuring your data is safe requires a combination of good systems and database administration, and intelligent application design - weaving a security plan that matches the capabilities and vulnerabilities of each contributing part.

But at its root, security is concerned with controlling access - authenticating who can access the data on the server, authorizing what users can do with that data, and securing data as it is transported. These core topics are the focus of this book.

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