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Database security refers to the collective measures used to protect and secure a database or database management software from illegitimate use and malicious threats and attacks.
It is a broad term that includes a multitude of processes, tools and methodologies that ensure security within a database environment.
Database security covers and enforces security on all aspects and components of databases. This includes:
Database security is generally planned, implemented and maintained by a database administrator and or other information security professional.
Some of the ways database security is analyzed and implemented include: