There are many means to securing your Microsoft Access Database, unless you are leaving that to your Access Database Developer or Consultant who should also be well aware of these methods. There are the immediately obvious means, such as password protecting the database in general. Although that comes with several downsides, including that once the password is provided every element of the database can then be manipulated. So this solution will not do if you want people to use your database, but restrict them from meddling with or seeing sensitive material. However it is a good catch-all method of preventing anyone that you don’t want to use the database from using it.
Inconveniently, security against outside malicious attacks isn’t enough; sometimes you’ll need to protect the database from internal users, whether malicious or benign. A malicious user might use their ability to access the database for stealing data or other nefarious means (They might even delete or modify code), most MS Access Database Developers and Consultants know they have to defend against benign users who may accidently delete data, code or other objects which would ruin most peoples days or even weeks depending on the damage.
The most useful way of securing your database for most businesses would be setting user-level security permissions for various user groups. For example you’d have a group of users that can only view the databases, while another group would be able to edit the data within, and finally an administrator group that could create more objects in the database and make those sorts of changes.
Although there is not enough time to discuss every single security measure available to Developers or Consultants it feels apt to mention one of the most overlooked aspects of computer security in general. Most people seem to think defending against hackers is the most important aspect, but there are equally large security breaches in the physical world, the physical servers must also be protected from attack, theft, accidental damage and natural disasters such as floods, and fires. Some of these methods are obvious, such as securing the servers behind locked doors, within temperature controlled rooms and possibly even offsite. This would also protect against accidental damage, there are a lot of clumsy people in the world and nobody wants to lose their hard work because someone spilt coffee on the server.
Hopefully this shouldn’t be news to a decent Database Developer or Consultant; however it can serve as a good reminder to ensure that database security is a real deal and not something to skip out on.