Date Added: Feb 2010
An increased focus is being given to ensuring the protection of confidential and sensitive data. As a result, encryption has become more important in databases, and government regulations and industry standards, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), explicitly demand the use of cryptography. In this podcast, speakers provide an in-depth description of the new encryption features in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and review the encryption features introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. In addition to providing an overview of the encryption features, they also discuss the key uses, strengths, and weaknesses associated with each encryption technology, including Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) and Entensible Key Management (EKM).