From the Back Cover
Protect Your Enterprise Data with Rock-Solid Database Encryption
If hackers compromise your critical information, the results can be catastrophic. You're under unprecedented pressurefrom your customers, your partners, your stockholders, and now, the governmentto keep your data secure. But what if hackers evade your sophisticated security mechanisms? When all else fails, you have one last powerful line of defense: database cryptography. In this book, a leading crypto expert at Symantec demonstrates exactly how to use encryption with your own enterprise databases and applications.
Kevin Kenan presents a start-to-finish blueprint and execution plan for designing and buildingor selecting and integratinga complete database cryptosystem. Kenan systematically shows how to eliminate weaknesses, overcome pitfalls, and defend against attacks that can compromise data even if it's been protected by strong encryption.
This book's 3,000 lines of downloadable code examples let you explore every component of a live database cryptosystem, including key vaults and managers, manifests, engines, and providers.
This book's coverage includes
Understanding your legal obligations to protect data
Constructing a realistic database security threat model and ensuring that you address critical threats
Designing robust database cryptographic infrastructure around today's most effective security patterns
Hardening your database security requirements
Classifying the sensitivity of your data
Writing database applications that interact securely with your cryptosystem
Avoiding the common vulnerabilities that compromise database applications
Managing cryptographic projects in your enterprise database environment
Testing, deploying, defending, and decommissioning secure database applications
Cryptography in the Database is an indispensable resource for every professional who must protect enterprise data: database architects, administrators, and developers; system and security analysts; and many others.
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About the Author
Kevin Kenan leads Symantec's IT application and database security program. In this position, he works with application development teams to ensure that the applications and databases Symantec deploys internally are secure. This work includes specifying cryptographic solutions to protect sensitive information wherever it is stored.
Prior to his work in Symantec's information security department, Kevin designed and developed applications for Symantec's information technology and product development teams often with an emphasis on security and cryptography. He previously provided enterprise support for Symantec's development tools, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Oregon.