I will be teaching a one day Pre-Con session as part of the Information Security Summit 2014. If you are a SQL Server DBA or Security Professional I urge you to check it out.
I have been a volunteer and supporter of the Information Security Summit for several years now. It is a good organization, run by good people, who want to do the right thing, and educate security professionals at a reasonable cost. Last year the event sold out at over 600 attendees over two days and was basically limited by building fire code. I predict this year will be pretty much the same.
So what about my Pre-Con? I have discussed SQL Server Security with some colleagues both on the SQL Server side and Security Professionals who all have indicated that there is a need for SQL Server Security education. Earlier this year I resolved to present a Pre-Con at the ISS. So my focus for the past 6 months has been building , researching and preparing to deliver the workshop.
Take a look at the outline. It’s SQL Server security content mainly aimed at Security Professionals and Practitioners in the context of Regulatory Compliance. But if you are a Professional DBA, there will be lots of challenging material as well. In fact, I hope to pair up “teams” of Security Professionals and Database Administrators in the class to maximize learning opportunities and team building.
I hope to see you at the Pre-Con and if not, I will be presenting a session on Auditing in SQL Server on Friday October 31st at the ISS.