The Encryption Primer
The protection of your data is very important to many organizations these days. More and more companies and governments are calling for some type of encryption to be used on all systems, but especially in databases. This session will highlight the options in SQL Server for enabling encryption to protect your data. We will examine ways to secure your communication link with IPSec and SSL. This sessions will show how Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) can be used to protect your data files, log files, and backup files while explaining the potential pitfalls of relying on this feature. The talk will also demonstrate practically how symmetric keys, asymmetric keys, and hashing can be used to protect your data at the column level.
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Steve Jones is currently the editor of SQLServerCentral, employed by Red Gate Software. Steve has been working with SQL Server for two decades at a variety of large and small companies. Steve has spent time as a hiring manager as well as a technical DBA, easily moving back and forth between these positions at different employers. He has managed Windows networks, functioned as a production DBA, development DBA, software developer, and DBA manager. His work has included start-up as well as Fortune 1000 companies in the power, financial, education, and software industries. He currently has his dream job managing the largest SQL Server community on the Internet from his ranch in Colorado and writes a daily editorial at SQLServerCentral.
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