As the world has become increasingly data-driven, IT professionals have been forced to dramatically rethink how to protect their most valuable corporate asset, data. This course strives to provide a perspective that intersects several technology disciplines: database administration, web-based application development, and technology management. Taking a defense-in-layers view, Database Security will provide students with an opportunity to gain an understanding of how data is protected from several perspectives. A wide range of database security concepts will be explored, including those specific to the Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server RDBMSs. Students will gain an understanding of the different types of threats and vulnerabilities present in a data-centric world and will develop strategies to protect an enterprise's data footprint.