Encryption in SQL Server

  • Peter A. Carter


Encryption is a process of obfuscating data with the use of an algorithm that uses keys and certificates. This means that if security is bypassed and data is accessed or stolen by attackers, then it is useless, unless the keys that were used to encrypt it are also acquired. This adds an additional layer of security over and above access control, but it does not replace the requirement for an access control strategy. Encrypting data also has the potential to degrade performance and increase the size of data, so you should use it on the basis of need, as opposed to implementing it on all data as a matter of routine.


Application Programming Interface Certificate Authority Encrypt Data Credit Card Number Access Control Strategy 

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© Peter A. Carter 2016

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  • Peter A. Carter
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  1. 1.BotleyUK

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