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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

IT Security, MySQL, Perl, SQL Server, and Windows technologies.

Archives: October 2008

Miramar User Group and SQL Saturday Presentations

Here are the two presentations from last week. On Thursday I went to Miramar, Florida and presented Fortress SQL Server. This is a new presentation in which I tried to tie in some of the business aspects and concerns with regards to presenting our cases to business and our… Read more

Out of Band Security Bulletin Release for Microsoft Windows

Microsoft tries to stick with the second Tuesday for security bulletin releases and has only released out-of-band a handful of times since going to that release cycle. Well, today's the day as it looks like another out-of-band release will come out:

Microsoft Security Response Center blog post

Microsoft Security Bulletin… Read more

"The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with."

I know, another non-technical blog post. But this one is career-related as well.

In high school I was introduced to William Faulkner, one of the greats in American literature. The president of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics then, Dr. Lee Cox co-taught my 1st semester Special… Read more

"To Lead Is To Follow"

I first ran across these words as a Citadel cadet. Now those who know of my days at El Cid know that I was far from a model cadet. I spent a lot of time just beating or ignoring the system. Part of it were some significant issues going on… Read more

Speaking in West Palm Beach and Orlando

I have two speaking engagements for the week of October 19:

South Florida SQL Server User Group - West Palm Beach - October 23, 2008

http://www.gcsqlgroup.com/

I'll be giving a presentation called Fortress SQL Server, which looks at how to best utilitize SQL Server security features. The audience is… Read more

Red Gate SQL Response Review is up

Full Disclosure: I did receive a trial version of the software and payment for the review. I am also a Friend of Red Gate.

I recently had the opportunity to review Red Gate's new monitoring tool, SQL Response. It's a nice simple application that keeps track of… Read more

What I'm Reading (5 Oct 2008)

Technical: Counter Hack Reloaded by Ed Skoudis with Tom Liston

It's a security book and I'm rather late getting a review of it written for PASS. Ed Skoudis is also a well known instructor in the security field and considered an expert by many. Therefore, anything that makes me sharper… Read more

Thanks to Andy Leonard

Midlands PASS was privileged to host SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard (Blog #1, Blog #2, his VSTS site, Twitter) tonight as he gave a presentation on change data capture in SQL Server 2008. I hope the group got a lot out of his presentation as… Read more

Reminder - MVP Andy Leonard Midlands PASS!

Speaker: SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard

Midlands PASS Chapter - October 2, 2008 Meeting

 

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold our normally scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2008, to host SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard. Andy is a mentor with Solid Quality Mentors and an expert in…

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