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The Encryption Primer

SQL Server has a number of encryption features that allow you to better secure your data. This session will examine the basics of encryption and cover the various ways in which you can encode and decode your data to protect it from unauthorized access. Cell level encryption, Transparent Data Encryption, and backup encryption will all be discussed. This session is designed for those who want to learn the basics of how to protect their data.

This talk looks at the encryption options in SQL Server that are available, including the changes in SQL Server 2012. The agenda is:

  • What is Encryption
  • Encryption in SQL Server
  • Transparent Data Encryption
  • Hashing
  • Symmetric Keys
  • Asymmetric Keys
  • Certificates
  • SSL Communications

The presentation features basic demos of how these features are implemented in SQL Server.

Level: 200

Length: 60-75 minutes

Demo code:

Slides: EncryptionPrimer.ppt

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