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

DBA vs. Hacker Security Best Practices
Presenter: Luan Moreno Medeiros Maciel
Date: Thurs, July 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

A Hacker's goal is to find vulnerabilities in a system and a DBA's goal is to make the environment secure and reliable. In this session we will learn how to protect SQL Server from the various forms of attacks that a smart hacker can throw at you. Let's dig in the Hacker thought process to understand the inception of the attack and how to defeat the invasion. Join with me in this internal session using SQL Server and Kali Linux for the ultimate security showdown!

Level: 300

Speaker bio:
Luan Moreno is a brazilian blogger and speaker addicted. SQL Server MVP, MCSE Data Platform, BI and MCT, living in Brasil (Brasilia) and working at The Pythian Group (\experts) as Database Consultant company based in Ottawa - Canada. Work with SQL Server since 2008, focused directly in High Availability, Architecture, Performance, Scalability, Tuning, Configuration, Security, Business Intelligence, Forensics Analysis and now concentrate In-Memory Technologies in SQL Server.

Twitter: @luansql

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