Higher Education

Database Security, 1st Edition

  • Alfred Basta
  • Melissa Zgola
  • ISBN-10: 1435453905  |  ISBN-13: 9781435453906
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.25
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As a society that relies on technology to thrive, we face a growing number of potentially catastrophic threats to network security daily. DATABASE SECURITY delivers the know-how and skills that today's professionals must have to protect their company's technology infrastructures, intellectual property, and future prosperity. From database installation and testing to auditing and SQL Injection, this text delves into the essential processes and protocols required to prevent intrusions, and supports each topic with real-world examples that help future IT professionals understand their critical responsibilities. Unlike most texts on database security, which take a computer scientist's analytical approach, Database Security focuses on implementation, and was written expressly for the expanding field of Information Technology careers.

Features and Benefits

  • Thoughtfully Organized: DATABASE SECURITY is divided into four parts to make finding and comparing implementation processes quick and easy, while stand-alone modules allow instructors to customize the book according to specific course needs.
  • Implementation Focused: Addressing widely used database implementations, this text shows future IT professionals how to head-off and solve problems with a practical mindset.
  • Hands-On Practice: Working with the security features presented in the chapters, users practice implementation with these helpful labs to see firsthand the potential outcomes of each.
  • SQL Injection Discussion: A relative newcomer to the world of database security, SQL Injection poses great challenges to database and security professionals, and Database Security is one of the only books on the market to address the topic.
  • Real-World Examples: The Security in Your World feature at the beginning of each chapter uses real-world scenarios to demonstrate viable solutions for various threats and instrusions to SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL databases.

Table of Contents

1. Security and Information Technology.
2. Database Review.
3. Database Installation: MySQL.
4. Database Installation: SQL Server.
5. Database Installation: Oracle.
6. Passwords, Profiles, Privileges, and Roles.
7. SQL Injection I: Identification.
8. SQL Injection II: Exploitation and Defense.
9. Database Security Auditing.
10. Database Security Testing.


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Instructor Supplements

The Instructor Resources CD includes the following materials: Electronic Instructor's Manual--The Instructor's Manual that accompanies this book includes additional material to assist in class preparation, including suggestions for classroom activities, discussion topics, and additional activities. Solutions--The instructor resources include solutions to all end-of-chapter material, including review questions and case projects. PowerPoint presentations--This book comes with Microsoft PowerPoint slides for each chapter. They're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students on the network for chapter review, or to be printed for classroom distribution. Instructors, please feel free to add your own slides for additional topics you introduce to the class. Figure files--All figures and tables in the book are reproduced on the Instructor Resources CD in bitmap format. Similar to the PowerPoint presentations, they're included as a teaching aid for classroom presentation, to make available to students for review, or to be printed for classroom distribution. ExamView®--ExamView®, the ultimate tool for objective-based testing needs, is a powerful test generator that enables instructors to create paper, LAN, or Web-based tests from test banks designed specifically for their Cengage Course Technology text. Instructors can utilize the ultra-efficient QuickTest Wizard to create tests in less than five minutes by taking advantage of Cengage Course Technology's questions banks, or customize their own exams from scratch.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Alfred Basta

Alfred Basta, PhD, is a professor of mathematics, cryptography, and information security as well as a professional speaker on topics in Internet security, networking, and cryptography. He is a member of many associations including the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Basta's other publications include MATHEMATICS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, LINUX OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION, and DATABASE SECURITY.

Melissa Zgola

Melissa Zgola is a Professor of Network Technology, Information Security, and Software Architecture. She is a member of A.C.M.'s Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education as well as the Information System Security Association.