Microsoft Access is the most popular desktop database in the world today and its very popularity means that its security measures can be easily compromised. "Real World Microsoft Access Database Security" takes a different approach to all the other Access books in the market in that it focuses from the start on all the issues that will help protect your database. The book approaches protection and security from a task-by-task perspective and provides detail on all the little things that when put together will make your database more secure. This will achieve things like keep your staff from looking at your salary tables, stopping your customers from looking at the design of your software that you distribute and helping you decide which security options are worth doing and which generally a waste of your time.
The book has an IT manager's overview on all topics so that managers can assess the risk of different strategies. Where the topics are at an administrator's level, the book provides a visual step-by-step guide to implementing and undoing the settings. Finally, as Garry is very experienced in writing for developers, the book goes into the detail of programming all types of security issues such as hiding tables as system tables, producing databases that password cracker software cannot crack (easily), backing up databases, menus, queries and even user surveillance.