SQL Server Security: What DBAs and Programmers Need to Know is a comprehensive look at securing SQL Server 2000. Author K. Brian Kelley walks you through the basics of security and how it applies to an SQL Server installation. The focus of the book then shifts to the internal mechanisms SQL Server uses to protect data and audit access. Discussion of external security and vulnerabilities due to applications and the operating system as well as network vulnerabilities with respect to the transmission of login information, and unsecured data streams is included. Kelley also reviews several third-party tools that can assist in auditing, securing, and reporting on SQL Server.