Part I

Overview of Security Considerations and Requirements

Part I presents fundamental concepts of data security requirements and threats that pertain to connecting to a database, accessing and altering tables, and using applications. In addition, security checklists are provided for DBAs and application developers, which cover installation preparation, database administration best practices, and recommendations for developing secure applications.

This part contains the following chapters:

This part also contains high-level security checklists for DBAs and application developers, covering preparations for installation, best practices for administration, and recommended practices for developing secure applications. References are included to the explanations and alternatives presented in Part II and the examples described in Part III.