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Encryption by Default

Matthew McGiffen lays down a stake:

You can see that a small majority of DBAs who follow Brent on Twitter and respond to polls use some form of at-rest encryption. I guess that means that in the larger population the majority aren’t encrypting their data at all.

There are a number of reasons why that might be the case, the only good one is that your database doesn’t hold any personally identifiable information (PII) or sensitive data which will certainly be true in some cases but not in most.

Read on for more of Matthew’s thoughts and do check out his new book. My copy’s supposed to arrive today.

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  1. Thanks for ordering the book – hope it arrives on time. My author copies are sill hiding in the local mail office somewhere!

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