Bike Stores is a successful small chain of stores selling a wide range of cycling equipment. The company currently has stores in Texas, New York, and California. The owners are looking to expand the business to additional locations where cycling is popular. The database currently leveraged by the company tracks bike sales and inventory. It is very basic in design and limited in what it can provide for the company. For example, the database does not store customer payment, supplier transactions, or employee financial details. The owners are seeking to expand the company’s database capabilities to store these details. Download the design diagram for the current database state below.
The database capability expansion desired by the company’s owners comes with significant concerns. The current database maintains a minimal security posture since it does not contain any customer, supplier, or employee financial data. The security requirements for the database change dramatically with the inclusion of these data.
You have been tasked to develop a white paper describing the security features that need to be applied to the Bike Stores database to maintain proper protection of sensitive financial details. Research the security features of Microsoft SQL Server, which is the relational database management system (RDBMS) leveraged by the company. Describe how specific Microsoft SQL Server security features will protect sensitive Bike Stores data. Also, denote challenges or issues associated with security measure implementation. Delineate regulatory requirements that need to be satisfied by the database’s security design.
First, navigate to the Academic Tools area of this course and select Library then Required Readings to review the Unit 4 videos covering facets associated with database security. It is very important that you watch the Unit 4 videos before completing the assignment.
Generate a 3- to 5-page white paper addressing the application of Microsoft SQL Server security features on the Bike Stores database. This page requirement only includes the body of the paper containing the researched content. The paper must adhere to APA formatting requirements, which includes one-inch margins, use of 12-point Times New Roman font, and double-spacing. A separate title page must be provided showing the paper title, course name, and student name. A separate reference page must be provided with a minimum of two reputable sources for the paper.
The paper must comply with the following:
- Minimum of three full pages of researched content
- Minimum of four Microsoft SQL Server security features that can be applied to the Bike Stores database
- Minimum of three challenges or issues associated with security measure implementation
- Minimum of two regulatory requirements that need to be satisfied by the database’s security design
- Title page with paper title, course name, and student name
- Reference page with a minimum of two reputable sources
- Paper adheres to APA requirements