Basit Aalishan Masood-al-farooq

Basit Farooq is a senior database administrator for Total System Services. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training, and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles and has developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse, and BI projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft, and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000, and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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SQL Server provides a variety encryption options, including cell-level encryption, database-level encryption, file-level encryption through Windows, and transport-level encryption.
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