Defending your data

Which of these is more secure? It’s a trick question – the correct answer is “neither”. Both castles and vaults have their strengths. Castles are built to withstand large-scale assaults and sieges, but an individual has a good chance of getting inside. Conversely, a vault effectively protects its contents against break-ins by individuals or small groups, […]

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SQLSaturday Indianapolis Wrap-Up

This weekend, I attended SQLSaturday in Indianapolis for the first time. It’s one of the larger events in the Midwest and I’ve tried to schedule it for several years, but it’s always fallen on a weekend when I couldn’t attend. This year, the date finally worked out! My presentation for this SQLSaturday was my system_health […]

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Security VC Webinar: TLS 1.2 and SQL Server

The PASS Security virtual chapter hosted a great webinar on Thursday. Amit Banerjee from Microsoft’s SQL Server Tiger Team (b|t) spoke about upgrading our SQL Server instances to use TLS 1.2, including many pitfalls that are frequently encountered. We’re all familiar with SSL – we use it every day without even thinking about it. It’s […]

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I’m speaking at Summit!

I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to speak at PASS Summit again this year! I’ll be presenting a new session, “Extending Applications Securely Using Service Broker”: If you’ve ever tried to build a distributed application – one that spans multiple servers or even multiple sites – you know how complex it can […]

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