I'll be presenting at 7AM Central Time in the first timeslot of the main three-day PASS Virtual Summit 2020 conference. It's long been a goal of mine to present at the best of all international SQL conferences, and this is the first year it happened for me, so I'm thrilled to be a part of it.
It's not too late to register for the all-online event, with the same great quality content as always, at a fraction of the usual cost of going to Seattle.
Like many (but not all) presentations at PASS Virtual Summit, my 75-minute presentation will feature roughly 60 minutes of pre-recorded (and painstakingly edited) content, with the rest of the time available for live Q&A with the speaker.
My presentation will cover a lot of important foundational material about security, accounts, authentication.
- For folks new to SQL Server security design and administration, this will be a great foundation for your learning.
- For those experienced in SQL admin, this will be a thorough evaluation of what you know, or thought you know, and maybe some gaps in what you know.
- I think there is content in here to interest everyone in the SQL career lifecycle, and I’m not just guessing at that. I got my first DBA job in 2006. I’ve been giving a presentation on Security at User Groups and SQLSaturdays basics for years, it was one of the first topics I started speaking technically on a decade ago. As my own experience has deepened and broadened throughout my career, so has the content I build into this presentation.
So I’m going to start basic, and build quickly from there, focusing my content around common hurdles and tasks that database administrators face, in the hopes of deepening or broadening your experience, as well.
I'm setting the stage for a good conversation around security at PASS Virtual Summit 2020, especially around how permissions behave inside each database, how you can design database security, the relationships between logins, users, and databases. My session one of a four part Learning Pathway on security. We worked together over the past four months to make sure we're presenting a thorough conversation on security.
In subsequent presentations over the next three days:
- John Morehouse is presenting on Understanding Modern Data Encryption Offerings for SQL Server, including a lot more information on all the various sorts of encryption, plus some important security features of SQL Server like Transparent Data Encryption and Always Encrypted.
- Jeff Renz is presenting on Securing Your Data In Azure: Tips and Tricks, which covers Advanced Threat Detection, the Azure Key Vault, cloud secure connection strings, and certified data sets for security in PowerBI.
- Ed Leighton-Dick will cap it off with a presentation on Building a Security Dashboard for SQL Server, talking about when certs expire and what does that actually mean, more on Azure Advanced Threat Detection, SQL Audit and monitoring.