For all DBAs working in banks or other organizations that need to comply with PCI DSS, segregation of duties is something we always get asked about. To be honest I always found it a very hard implementation to be realized and it requires a change of the way we DBAs work. I’m glad that Microsoft came up with “Always Encrypted”. This new feature is will help organizations achieve segregation of duties without having to change the way we DBAs work. I will not rewrite all the information there is on Always Encrypted, instead I will provide you with some links that will give you a great explanation of what it is and how it works:
Have fun! I hope you the information is helpful to you. Please write me back if you have any questions about it. I will see how I can help.
P.S: I hope it will not be an Enterprise Edition feature.
I was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1975. When I was 17 I moved to Curacao where I lived 10 years and then move to The Hague, The Netherlands. I speak 4 languages (Dutch, English, Papiamento and Spanish).
I'm a Systems Engineer graduated from The Hague University (http://www.thehagueuniversity.com/). I have been working in IT for over 15 years. Since November 2014 I started www.cenlinea.com a webportal were the focus is to make learning more fun. At Cenlinea we are currently promoting PLAYDIOM a new methodology to learn English. While currently working part-time time at Cenlinea, I am also working as Senior Princiapal Consultant at www.ccgroep.com which helps me to keep up to date with Microsoft SQL Server, which I consider to be one of my favorite things in life as it has changed my life in many ways.
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