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Database Security

Database security refers to the collective measures used to protect and secure a database or database management software from illegitimate use and malicious cyber threats and attacks. Database security procedures are aimed at protecting not just the data inside the database, but the database management system and all the applications that access it from intrusion, misuse of data, and damage. It is a broad term that includes a multitude of processes, tools and methodologies that ensure security within a database environment.