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Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, and Microsoft SQL Server MVP focusing primarily on SQL Server security. He is a contributing author for How to Cheat at Securing SQL Server 2005 (Syngress), Professional SQL Server 2008 Administration (Wrox), and Introduction to SQL Server (Texas Publishing). Brian currently serves as an infrastructure and security architect. He has also served as a senior Microsoft SQL Server DBA, database architect, developer, and incident response team lead.

Archives: April 2017

[Off-Topic] Dealing with Type 2

I had a brief conversation with Stuart Ainsworth yesterday over Facebook. In passing I mentioned that I was doing well managing blood sugar levels and he indicated he didn’t know I had been dealing with anything like that. It reminded me that I hadn’t said anything about being diagnosed with… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 28 April 2017

Speaking at Syntax Code and Craft Conference 2017

On May 18, 2017, I’ll be giving a talk at the Syntax Code and Craft Conference in Charleston, SC. If you haven’t heard of this conference, it’s a 2-day affair primarily focused on developers. Here is my talk:



An app is a failure if… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 27 April 2017

Speaking at the SSWUG 2017 Spring Virtual Conference

On May 2, 2017, I’ll be giving two talks at the SSWUG 2017 Virtual Conference. Here are the talks:


Building a Home Grown Auditing Infrastructure for SQL Server

Not everyone has the budget for 3rd party tools to provide audit / security information on their SQL Server environment.… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 26 April 2017

Speaking at 24 Hours of PASS

On May 3, 2017, at 2 PM EDT (6 PM GMT) I’ll be speaking as part of the 24 Hours of PASS. Here’s what I’ll be speaking on:


Protecting Data Across the Environment

You are responsible for protecting data within your organization. Wary of how attackers have become… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 25 April 2017

IT Security Audit & Compliance Webinar Today (April 4) at 1 PM EDT

I’m speaking as part of a small panel for IT GRC Forum on keeping up your data security program in the face of changing regulatory requirements. This is occurring at 1 PM EDT, April 4, 2017.

Webinar: Streamlining Your Data-Security Program to Meet Regulatory Change

One correction on my listed… Read more

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Posted in Databases – Infrastructure – Security on 4 April 2017