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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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Security Defined

Security is a difficult concept to define as it relates to computers and information systems. This is, in part, because security may involve many disciplines. For example, to secure a SQL Server 2008 instance, you must understand SQL Server, Windows Server, networking, and even client operating system security. If the SQL Server is accessed through a web application, you'll need to understand Internet security. Are you beginning to see the complexity? However, we should not lose hope because security can be defined and this section will do just that.

imageReal World Scenario: Mission Almost Impossible

To illustrate why security is ...

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