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Expert SQL Server 2005 Development by Hugo Kornelis, Lara Rubbelke, Adam Machanic

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Chapter 5. Encryption

Your data is often the heart of your business. Protecting this most valuable asset is a central concern for any business. Exposure of sensitive data has resulted in numerous scandals, undesirable public exposure, and costly disclosure of company secrets. Increasingly, governments are making company directors personally liable for taking "every reasonable step" to protect certain classes of sensitive data. Because of this, most new data-related initiatives consider data encryption a required component, which means that we are now tasked with understanding the encryption capabilities in SQL Server 2005.

These data encryption capabilities have generated a great deal of interest. I use the term "interest" intentionally, as it's ...

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