The mission of the Security Virtual Chapter is to provide guidance and education, and to foster open discussion on security topics as they pertain to SQL Server and its environment.
Welcome to the PASS Security Virtual Chapter
Security is hard, and is hardly convenient - yet in today's world, it becomes absolutely necessary. Security touches upon infrastructure, code, and even things in the "physical" world. It is much more than Administration and Development.

The Security Virtual Chapter will cover the following topics and much more:
- SQL Server surface area and Attack vectors (SQL injection, etc)
- Encryption
- Security standards and best practices
- Forensics
- Audits and regulatory compliance
- Authentication and authorization

New! Security VC Youtube Channel

Where Should I Be Encrypting My Data?
Presenter: Joseph D'Antoni
Date: Thurs, Oct 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

In this session, we'll look at all the various places within the application stack where data can be encrypted or hashed. These places and encryption technologies include the application layer, the middle tier, the database layer, encrypting over the wire, transparent data encryption, encrypting using your MPIO driver, and offloading encryption to your HBAs. With this information in hand, you'll be able to make the best decisions about where in the application stack to do this work. You will also get information about using Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2016.

Speaker bio:
Joseph D'Antoni is an Senior Consultant and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a Principal Consultant for Denny Cherry and Associates and lives in Malvern, PA. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events, and blogger about all topics technology. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft white paper "Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment”.

Twitter: @jdanton

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