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Database Security: An Overview

Database Security: An Overview
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Author(s): Ali Salehnia (South Dakota State University, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch120
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


Database security is an important issue in database design. Availability, confidentiality, and integrity are properties used to evaluate databases’ security level. Methods such as authentication, auditing, and access control could be utilized. These methods are distinguished by the time when they are used. Background knowledge such as relational databases’ structure and SQL operations is of great help in understanding database security.

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